Amazing asparagus! Rachel Allen’s recipes make the most of the succulent spears' short season

Asparagus’s season is brief, but the sweet spears make delicious meals, simply served on toast, in pasta or as a tasty salad with tapenade

Fresh asparagus from Ballymaloe. Photo: Tony Gavin

Rachel Allen

Available for a limited time only — just six weeks or so — Irish asparagus is in season right now and just perfect for boiling, grilling, barbecuing or roasting and mixing with myriad ingredients. Our growing climate produces the very best asparagus — tender and sweet, asparagus really is the queen of the vegetable world.

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