The end of Finland’s long and dark winter can be announced by the growing length of the day time, the sudden arrival of over 0 degree, or the vegetable section of the supermarket.
Next comes the asparagus. To be precise, it comes around the same time as spring cabbage, but it takes a little longer for the price to become reasonable. However, if you persist in thinking that it might become a little cheaper, the season will pass and the price will rise again, so when you want to eat it is the time to eat it.
Asparagus can be cooked in many different ways, and this time I made a sesame dressed one, a collaboration between Finland and Japan.[ad]
Sesame Dressed Asparagus, Gomaae
- asparagus 200 g
- roasted sesame seeds (*1) 1.5 Tbsp
- soy sauce 1 Tbsp
- brown sugar 1 Tbsp
- Cut asparagus diagonally.
- Place asparagus in a heatproof container and heat in the microwave.
- Mix sesame seeds, soy sauce, and brown sugar well.
- Add the asparagus and mix well.