Sunday, May 15, 2011

Asparagus tart - recipe

With asparagus season well under way, I thought it was fine time I made the most of it.

An uber simple asparagus tart makes a lovely light summer lunch.  Even when the sun didn't really make an appearance...

Ready made, pre-rolled puff pastry (I used Jus Rol from the fridge section)
Tomato puree
Fresh asparagus
Gruyere cheese, grated (parmesan or cheddar would work too)
Melted butter

Pre heat the oven to 180c Cut out a rectangle of puff pastry per person and score a smaller rectangle with a knife (see pics).  Place on a sheet of baking parchment on a baking tray.

Spread a little tomato puree onto the pastry.

Sprinkle with gruyere cheese (Next time I make this, I'll use a little more than the pics below)

Remove the woody bits from the asparagus (if you bend the asparagus spear towards the end, it should naturally break at the point it becomes woody) and place on the pastry.

Sprinkle with some more cheese and brush pastry and asparagus with melted butter.

Pop in the oven for about 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is nicely golden and crispy

Serve with a simple salad.  We had lovely peppery watercress drizzled with olive oil.

Ready-made, ready-rolled puff pastry, genius.

Spread with tomato puree

Sprinkle with cheese

asparagus tart

We ate ours in the garden, whilst admiring our lovely rose bush!

1 comment:

  1. Have just made this. Totally delish and v quick to make. Yum scum x


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