Going to the local market is always fraught with danger for me. For example, I went to buy a few small items – some fruit and veg and perhaps some fresh-squeezed OJ.
Well, I did buy those, as well as many other items that looked just too interesting to pass up.
I present exhibits A & B…
Single-Clove garlic & Dwarf Asparagus
Instead of one bulb having many cloves, this garlic has just the one clove, and it’s HUGE. Each of these babies is the size of a small onion.
Which gives you some indicator of the size of the asparagus. They were so wee and cute. No more than 15cm long (6 inches) they were much thinner than my little finger.
So, how to cook these strange comestibles? I’m going to steam the asparagus, I think, and perhaps make a little sauce to dip it in. The garlic? I’m not so sure. Perhaps I should roast it whole in some olive oil and use it on bruschetta?
What do you think? Any suggestions would be much appreciated.