Friday, 31 January 2014

Green Asparagus with Tomatoes

This dish is a side vegetable dish which you can serve with any European meal. I have served it with Bulgar burgers but it can very well served with a pasta too. Now I am not a big fan of white Asparagus but I love the crunchy green ones.

Here is what you will need :


- 500 g green Asparagus
- about a dozen of cherry tomatoes or a bit more
- 2 cloves of pressed garlic
- 1 green chili, slit lengthwise
- salt to taste
- black pepper
- a big pinch of red chili flakes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- a bit of lime juice.


1. Wash the Asparagus, chop the ends and peel until the ends are a bit thick.
2. Boil some water in a pan and cook the Asparagus for about 3-4 minutes with a pinch of salt.
3. While the Asparagus is boiling, start to prepare the garlic, green chili and tomatoes.
4. Drain the Asparagus in a sieve and keep it aside.
4. Heat olive oil in a pan, add the pressed garlic and the green chili, stir for a while and then add the tomatoes.
5. Let the tomatoes cook for about 2-3 minutes, when they look a bit soft and shiny add the Asparagus and sprinkle the salt, pepper and the chili flakes.
6. Cook it turning around for a minute or two.
7. Add a few drops of lime juice before serving.

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