Asparagus

Months Available: May, June

Choose carefully when buying fresh asparagus. Look for bright green stalks with tightly closed, compact tips. Stalks should be straight, firm and about 6 to 11 inches in length. Try to avoid asparagus with white butts because the white portion is unusable. One pound of fresh asparagus will make 4 servings.

Related Recipes

Impossibly Easy Ham and Asparagus Pie

Enjoy this quiche-like “pie” fresh out of the oven or warmed in the microwave the next day. It’s delicious made with Ontario asparagus in the spring or mushrooms throughout the rest of the year.

Vegetable and Veal Roll Ups

Peppers, zucchini and onions are paired with tender Ontario veal for this unique healthy supper. The nutrient-dense vegetables are wrapped in protein-rich veal and topped off with a light but savoury cream sauce.

Duck Confit with Caramelized Peaches

In the province of Québec, Eastern Townships, Montérégie and Québec City produce excellent ready-to-use duck confit. Paired with the sweet flavours of caramelized Ontario freestone peaches, Quebec maple syrup and reduced balsamic vinegar, it’s a dish worthy of praise.