Our first crop of British asparagus is in store, so get set to embrace these tender green shoots in all sorts of delicious dishes with our cooking tips and recipe ideas
Nothing signals the arrival of British spring like the arrival of homegrown asparagus. At M&S, we're the first retailer to stock the season's first British crop of these tender green spears. Our grower, John Chinn, uses pioneering methods at his Herefordshire farm, such as cold-resistant polytunnel, to help the first green shoots of asparagus appear sooner for you to enjoy.
Asparagus works in all-sorts of dishes, from stir-fries to spring tarts, so pick some up in store now and give the easy recipe ideas below a try.
Use our creamy ready-made hollandaise sauce for this classic asparagus dish, which makes a delicious starter or light lunch.
Heat a griddle pan until hot. Drizzle the asparagus and lemon wedges with a little olive oil and griddle for 2-3 minutes each side, until just tender. Meanwhile, heat the sauce according to the packet instructions. Season with salt and pepper, and arrange on a platter with the sauce on top.
Serve up a creamy plate of polenta topped with crispy bacon and asparagus for a satifying mid-week meal
Impress impromptu visitors with a spicy prawn and asparagus soup that takes 20 minutes to make
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