Butter Braised Asparagus with Salmon

 

Delicious butter braised peas, leeks and asparagus is a simple dish that brings out the best in Spring greens. Serve with salmon for a quick meal.

What you will need

1 bunch asparagus, bottom 3-4 inches trimmed off

Fresh or frozen large peas

1/4 cup (4 Tbsp.) butter

1 leek (or a bunch of wild leeks/ramps)

2 cloves garlic

1 tsp. dried tarragon leaves (or dried thyme leaves, if you don't like tarragon)

1/4 cup chicken stock

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

Splash of white wine, if you like

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 fillets of salmon, cooked as you like (grilled, pan-fried or roasted in the oven)

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