Today’s recipe is for these simple Browned Butter, Sage and Asparagus Parcels, which you can eat as a side dish with a main or on their own as a snack. The Rice Paper Wrappers can be bought at any Chinese Grocer – try to get the biggest ones possible because they are easier to wrap with.
If you don’t like rice paper wrappers, then you can crunch on these asparagus by themselves – the choice is really up to you. 😉
There is something about sage and burnt butter that just goes perfectly together. As the butter browns, the sage crisps and fills the kitchen with such a delicious aroma that makes you start to drool, whether you’re hungry or not. So, it is only natural to want to find as many meals as possible to flavour with this combination.
These Browned Butter, Sage & Asparagus Parcels
This recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients, including butter, sage, asparagus, salt, lemon and rice paper wrappers. You start by browning your butter and add a few sage leaves, which crisp up in the pan. You add your asparagus and cook until tender, ensuring to season with lemon and salt during this process.
You can then wet your rice paper wrappers and fold your asparagus into the wrapper with a very simple technique.
Health Benefits of Asparagus
Research shows that the high fibre content in asparagus can get things moving in your digestive system, and inulin, a prebiotic in asparagus, can help feed the good bacteria in your intestines, leading to a happier gut! Asparagus also packs a punch when it comes to vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and is high vitamins A, C and K, along with minerals like iron and potassium.
This recipe is naturally gluten free and lacto-ovo vegetarian.
OK, so here’s the recipe for this Browned Butter, Sage and Asparagus Parcels – enjoy!
Burnt Butter, Sage and Asparagus Parcels
- Asparagus washed and ends snipped off
- 2 tbsp. Butter
- Half a Lemon
- Sage Handful
- Start off with melting your butter in a pan over a medium heat until it starts to bubble. Now add your sage leaves which will crisp up during this process.
- Add in your asparagus with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice and saute until tender but still crisp. Leave in the pan while you prepare your rice paper wrappers.
- Fill bowl with warm water. Dip rice paper in warm water for about 10 seconds, until rice paper becomes moistened with water.After dipping your rice paper in warm water, lay wrapper onto your work surface.
- Allow rice paper to soak up water and become soft and pliable ( about 30 seconds to 1 minute) before you start to roll.
- Place three asparagus into the middle of the wrapper, with the heads peaking over the top. Start by first folding the bottom up and then sides to firmly tuck the asparagus in. roll to close the wrapper.
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