Suffolk asparagus with chargrilled courgettes, lemon butter, parmesan and pine nuts. Created by Jake’s Kitchen for Phantom Apparel
Suffolk asparagus with griddled courgettes, lemon butter, pine nuts and parmesan
Great on its own as a light lunch but also wouldn’t object to a roasted salmon fillet or grilled chicken breast if you want something a bit more substantial.
2 Courgettes, sliced into rounds
1 Bunch asparagus, woody base removed from each spear
2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted
Generous knob of butter
15 Mint leaves, finely sliced
Salt and pepper
Lemon juice and zest
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Chargrill the courgette rounds in batches then transfer to a plate, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Blanch the asparagus in the boiling water for about 4-5 minutes. Strain the water and add the butter, pine nuts, lemon zest and juice, courgettes and mint to the pan and stir to coat everything with the butter. Transfer to a plate, grate parmesan over and grind some black pepper over the top.
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