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March - Agrelia (Wild Asparagus)

Recipe for 4 Servings

Ingredients:

• 2 bunches (300g) wild asparagus cut and trimmed

• 4 eggs

• ½ cup olive oil

• Juice of one lemon

• Salt

• Freshly ground pepper


Instructions

1. Cut the spears of wild asparagus and wash thoroughly with water.

2. In a nonstick pan pour the olive oil and add the wild asparagus.

3. Sautee the asparagus by stirring over low heat for a few minutes and season with salt and

pepper to taste.

4. Mix the eggs with a whisk and add them to the pan, so that it is evenly distributed and looks like an omelet.

5. Then add the lemon juice.

6. Finally add fresh herbs such as oregano, mint and parsley.

 

Chef’s Tips

• Boil asparagus for just a minute in hot water, before place them in the pan, to remove the

bitter taste.

• Wild asparagus, except fried with eggs, is also delicious as pickles.

• In Cyprus asparagus appears after the first rains and runs through spring.


Seasonal Food Commodities

 

Vegetables / Salad / Herbs:

Wild asparagus, capers, artichoke, dill, parsley, broccoli, beetroot, radishes, cabbage, celery, spinach, Swiss chard, fennel, avocado, cauliflower, lettuce, carrots, pagkaloi (wild greens), mallow, wild mushrooms, lapsanes (wild greens), purslane

 

Fruit:

Oranges, lemons, tangerines, grapefruit, pomelo, mantores (Cypriot type of tangerine), strawberries, bananas, medlar

 

Nuts / Pulses:

Raisins, walnuts, almonds, lentils, peas, white beans, louvi (black-eyed beans), fresh and dried broad beans, louvana (or yellow split pea)

 

Fish:

Trout, squid, octopus, mullet, whitebait, sea bream

 

Poultry / Meat:

Lamb, goat, beef, pork

 

Traditional Dishes:

Cypriot cheeses (pafitiko, halloumi, fresh anari in brine, salted anari, unsalted anari, kefalotyri), pickles, lagana, olive pies, desserts: strawberry preserve, almond preserve, bergamot preserve, orange pie in syrup, pies with honey, pissies, samali, pumpkin pies, tsipopita



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