Tuesday, April 26, 2011

White Asparagus Potage, Wild Rice, Prosciutto, Edible Garden



This month's challenge for our cooking group is white asparagus.

White Asparagus are grown under soil in order to prevent photosynthesis.  This prevents the asparagus from turning green.  It is purported to produce a more tender finished product.  I am not sure, but I do love it.

For this dish I decided to make a thick potage with organic vegetable broth, white asparagus, leeks, and a pinch of Spanish Saffron.




White Asparagus Potage

Wild Rice

Carrot, White Asparagus, Micro Pea Tendrils, Micro Purple Radish, Prosciutto, Organic Edible Flowers


White Asparagus Potage, Wild Rice, Prosciutto, Edible Garden




That's it for now...till we exchange a few words again...Peace!

27 comments:

  1. I love this, like an Easter arrangement! Aren't edible flowers just divine! I will have to get some and freeze them in water bowls for our wine tasting tables this weekend, thanks for reminding me! You are so creative Lazaro...

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  2. Very creative...love the way the garden sprouted up!

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  3. This is really gorgeous, Laz! I love the creaminess of the potage contrasted with the texture from the wild rice...and that edible garden is adorable!

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  4. Love the potage idea. What a stunning presentation, too pretty almost to eat...almost!

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  5. Absolutely love the concept and the artistic presentation of this dish! So gorgeous and very inspiring!

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  6. Your spring garden is smashing, Lazaro. I do love that you've mixed wild rice (which I always think of in the fall) with the marvelous white asparagus. (had some last night)

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  7. what a beautiful spring plate. that edible garden is such a fun idea!

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  8. it looks so smooth! Is the yellow color from vegetable broth? beautiful color and texture!

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  9. I wish those white asparagus were more more widely available in my area. Love how you presented them.
    -Gina-

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  10. You know, the first time I saw my asparagus come up in the garden, I thought it was a joke. They come straight out... just as they are... you have captured that sense so beautifully! How I love edible flowers (spoiler... used them too!). I can imagine saffron with those asparagus would be divine. Can Spring finally be here???

    Thanks for the great dish and your warm spirit that touches us and all you do. A great challenge!

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  11. What a gorgeous idea! I am crazy over the idea of this asparagus Potage with the layer of wild rice. OK, I am crazy about wild rice always, but such a gorgeous layer of texture here...a work of flavorful art!

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  12. Oh so pretty! 8) Digging the lovely presentation and the idea of an edible garden. PS: Im nuts about asparagus, hands down... the best veg on the market.

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  13. It's a spring in a bowl, I love it!!!

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  14. I'm loving the edible garden! What a great combination of textures. I think the potage is a great way to show off the asparagus :)

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  15. I have to tell you that this is such a stunning presentation - so clever and so much fun. I love the idea of turning the potage into an edible spring garden. Bravo on this challenge!

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  16. I love your whimsical approach to this springtime edible medley. A+!

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  17. I just love the way your garden grew...Put a smile on my face!

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  18. Such creative presentation Lazaro, and so springy! Great contrast of textures too. It almost looks too good to eat--not like that would stop me!

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  19. Lazaro - your presentation blows me away! You are uber-creative!!
    Thanks for hosting this terrific event, I do love it! Can't wait for the next assignment...
    LL

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  20. te quedo super duper lindo... que sabores mas ricos... i love everything about it. very bucolic and romantic... you wanna be French? ;)

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  21. This is a dish I would call luscious and I don't call too many dishes that.

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  22. Wow! Now that's one beautiful garden I'd love to get my hands and mouth into. The edible flowers really bring out this dish. Love that you used the wild rice almost as soil. Great idea for a dish and lovely presentation, Lazaro.

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  23. Beautiful presentation and delicious flavors - looks like a spring work of art!

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  24. Such a fun presentation!! It really does look like a little garden :) Very creative and I'm sure delicious!

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  25. Back from travel and finally getting to read all of the white asparagus posts - what an absolute treat! Have been eating a lot of things which involve rose petals and orange blossoms while in the Middle East, so I'm all about edible flower flavours these days.

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  26. it looks so smooth! beautiful color and texture!

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