Friday, June 27, 2014

Goat cheese & sesame asparagus

Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables and I was lucky enough to get a freshly picked bunch at the farmers market the other day before it was all gone. 

Gorgeous long bright green stalks just picked the day before that I knew would be wonderful paired with the fresh goat cheese that I bought at the first market stall that I visited.


Asparagus - 1 small bunch
Shallots - 2 tablespoons sliced
Goat cheese - 2 to 3 tablespoons crumbled
Toasted sesame seeds - 1 tablespoon
White wine - 2 tablespoons
Grape seed or olive oil - 2 tablespoons


Wash and dry the asparagus and trim off any tough woody bottom stems.  In a non stick skillet heat 2 the grape seed (or olive oil) and add the shallots and asparagus.  Sauté for a couple of minutes until the shallots being to wilt a little.  Add the white wine and cook uncovered for 30 seconds.  Cover the pan and let the asparagus steam in the white wine for a few minutes until they’re crisp tender.  Remove the lid and add the sesame seeds and the goat cheese.  Toss to combine, season with salt and pepper and serve!

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