From the Marion Square Farmers’ Market this morning:
These vibrant spears of tender asparagus will be wrapped in prosciutto and served picnic-style tomorrow at Middleton Place during the Spoleto Festival USA finale concert, along with some ripe melon, pickled okra, goat cheese with fig preserves, sweet corn and heirloom tomatoes—all purchased this morning at the farmers’ market.
If you suddenly have a craving for fresh asparagus, here is a short list of local restaurants serving this seasonal delight. Enjoy!
Grilled wild salmon with olive-tomato salad, baby artichokes, potatoes and asparagus
Frisée salad with asparagus and cherry radish in a champagne saffron vinaigrette with pommes frites
Pan-Seared Salmon with herb Israeli pearl cous cous in a pesto beurre blanc and served with roasted asparagus
Parmesan crusted flounder with Carolina rice and creek shrimp pirloo, sweet corn, and served with lump crab and asparagus salad in a citrus beurre blanc dressing
Ace Basin chicken baked in hay with asparagus, beech mushroom mostarda and wild herbs
Asparagus with fig preserve
Slightly North of Broad
Grouper with yellow squash, asparagus, cucumber tomato salad dressed with white balsamic, olive oil and dill