When we joined a CSA I pointed to asparagus as one of those things that should not be eaten out of season. It has a very distinct flavor that lasts less than 48 hours after it’s cut.
Yesterday we received the weekly bag of veggies and there it was, the first asparagus of the season. It had been cut less than 24 hours ago and it had this fresh green flavor!
When something arrives for the first time of the season, we try to eat that vegetable by itself, in a sort of starring role. This was lightly steamed, drizzled with a little olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, and eaten with our fingers!
So freaking good!