The Collection

Full collection of home cooked recipes from What Dad Cooked. We’ve got, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks and sauces! So enjoy, and don’t forget to tag your meals with #WhatDadCooked

June 22, 2019

A Stack of Asparagus to Share

Enjoyed by Bill

Most cooks agree that when you have an amazing ingredient it is best to prepare it as simply as possible. And they are not wrong: this must be the very best way to eat asparagus. Steamed and presented in a big stack to share. Butter, salt and lemon are optional extras…

June 22, 2019

Asparagus and Cheese Flan

Enjoyed by Bill

These pastries are irresistable. They look and taste delicious.

June 20, 2019

Asparagus Fondue

Enjoyed by Bill

Asparagus goes well with Parmesan cheese. Asparagus also goes well with Taleggio and Gruyèr. It seems we can assume that asparagus works with cheese generally – so why not a fondue?

June 20, 2019

Asparagus Pizza

Enjoyed by Bill

This recipe matches asparagus with a deconstructed puttanesca sauce. Surprisingly, this really works – the asparagus stands up well to the robust pizza flavours.

June 18, 2019

Asparagus and Potted Shrimp

Enjoyed by Bill

Asparagus and shellfish have an affinity with one another – prawns and crab are known as being particularly good partners. It occurred to me that the small brown shrimp form Morecombe Bay are ‘potted’ in butter, and we know that asparagus and butter go together – so here’s my asparagus and shellfish combination, and very fine it is too.

June 18, 2019

Asparagus Vignarola

Enjoyed by Bill

This is an Italian stew made from spring vegetables including artichokes, broad beans, peas. My version includes asparagus, which shares the sweet earthy taste of main ingredients. In some versions the vegetables are deliverately overcooked. However, here they are cooked till tender and arranged over grilled polenta.

June 16, 2019

San Joaquin Battered Asparagus

Enjoyed by Bill

In San Joaquin County, at Stockton California they stage an Asparagus Festival in April. Stockton is the centre of asparagus growing in California so it makes sense to celebrate the crop. I’ve always been fascinated by the huge spears and takeaway fairground style of eating. I reckon these are as near as your going to get to the Stockton real McCoys. Eat al fresco!

June 12, 2019

Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

Enjoyed by Bill

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre.

June 12, 2019

Asparagus Bruschetta

Enjoyed by Bill

Most asparagus bruschetta recipes use goats cheese. I tried this and it’s okay but unremarkable, so I made a artichoke and cannellini bean puree to replace the cheese – it’s much better.

June 12, 2019

Asparagus and Potato Samosas

Enjoyed by Bill

This is an asparagus spin on a pea and potato samosa. I’ve held back on some of the spices to allow the asparagus to shine through.

June 11, 2019

Asparagus Filo Tartlets

Enjoyed by Bill

These little quiches are full of spring vegetables, served with a salad they would make a brilliant lunch or light supper.

June 9, 2019

Asparagus Spring Roll

Enjoyed by Bill

Spring rolls never fail to impress or delight. These rolls are designed to celebrate the asparagus season and although they taste deliciously Asian, you really can taste the asparagus. It works a treat.

June 7, 2019

Asparagus Summer Roll

Enjoyed by Bill

Asian asparagus salad in a rice paper wrap – not your usual way with asparagus – but well worth the effort.

June 4, 2019

Asparagus, Jersey Royal and Parmesan Fritatta

Enjoyed by Bill

Fresh asparagus is full of flavour and goodness – the perfect vegetable to celebrate the arrival of spring. Dairy, eggs, potatoes, Parmesan and parsley all marry well with tasty asparagus and come together to create this delicious frittata recipe.

June 4, 2019

Asparagus and Cheese Pastry Parcels

Enjoyed by Bill

Three asparagus and pastry recipes. Choose from goats cheese and spinach, Taleggio and mushroom, or Gruyère. All are quite simple and ideal for a light lunch or supper – or make in advance for a party or a picnic.

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