Goal 151 is ambitious! (What was I thinking, I wonder?!) The idea is to cook every single recipe- except the very few that I actively dislike- in Nigella Lawson’s ‘How to eat’. I bought this book years ago, when I was still living in Greece. At the time Nigella Lawson wasn’t a TV persona, and I knew nothing about her. All that I knew is that I loved loved loved the writing in the book. I still do. ‘How to eat’ is not only a great cookbook; it also makes for fantastic bed-time reading. Perfect to calm those turbulent thoughts.
This recipe from ‘How to eat’ is not a recipe per se, but more a suggestion. I had some lovely asparagus sitting in the fridge- asparagus season has started here in London- and I searched in Nigella’s book to get an idea on how to prepare them. Her suggestion of roasting the asparagus and then eating with loads of lemon appealed to me. We ate the asparagus with some of the bread I’d made a few days ago- again, from ‘How to eat’- and lots of feta cheese. This ended up being a delicious light supper, proving that sometimes the simplest things are the best, as long as the ingredients are good enough.
- Roll the asparagus in good olive oil & sea-salt
- Roast in the oven, making sure it’s as hot as it gets
- Give the asparagus 5-10′ for each side
- Leave the asparagus to cool down a bit, and then serve with lemon (which is what I did) or, if you prefer, with balsamic vinegar
- Eat with toasted bread, feta cheese, lemon, hollandaise sauce- anything you want really.