Asparagus is celebrated at the Hundred House. In fact we love this unique vegetable so much we dedicate a night to it ! This year Asparagus Night falls on 11th May. Find out more on our events page https://www.hundredhouse.co.uk/events/ or just call 01952 580240 to book your table.
What makes Hundred House asparagus so special ? Quite simply our produce is as fresh as it can possibly be. We use asparagus from Caroline and Trevor Lee at Lodge Farm in Quatt, just forty minutes drive away. Other than the herbs from our garden, I don’t think we can get much more local !
British Asparagus has a tantalisingly short season, beginning on St.Georges day and ending at Summer Solstice. This short season makes us all incredibly excited here at the Hundred House, we can’t wait to see how it will be used to make our menu even more delicious. The menu for our special night on 11th May should be revealed soon https://www.hundredhouse.co.uk/events/. I’m hoping Stuart’s amazing Asparagus Risotto will be on there !
If you’re like me, you’ll want to make the most of this magical vegetable. As well as being perfect as part of a stylish and delicious evening out, Asparagus is a versatile ingredient to use at home. Here is a simple salad that is gorgeous on a summer evening. It only takes twenty minutes so it’s a great midweek meal, just the thing to whet you
Asparagus Feta and Mint Salad
250g asparagus – cut into bite sized pieces
250g long grain or basmati rice
One red pepper- de-seeded and chopped
3tbsp olive oil
Juice and zest of one lemon
Large bunch of mint- leaves picked and shredded.
Cook the rice in boiling water for ten minutes
Add the asparagus for the final three-four minutes (it should be just tender)
Drain and run under a cold tap until cooled.
Stir in the pepper,feta,lemon juice, mint and olive oil.
Season well and enjoy.
A perfect supper, unless you’re joining us at the Hundred House of course !
For more recipes follow the link to our other posts in the archives, just type “asparagus” in the search box.
Book a table for asparagus night, or to enjoy our asparagus dishes throughout the season, by calling 01952 580240