Since spring has officially arrived, I have been obsessed with the seasonal produce that comes along with it. Do not get me wrong, I love me a sweet winter squash, a bright citrus salad, or hearty bunch of kale but seeing a bundle of green asparagus is a breath of fresh air. Asparagus is just the beginning. I am excited to get my hands on English peas, artichokes, ramps and fiddlehead ferns. With that being said, I present to you the easiest recipe for a simple and delicious asparagus tart. Crisp buttery puff pastry encases sweet asparagus with a touch of salt from the parmesan cheese. This elegant dish is perfect for any spring gathering or just if you are looking for a no-brainer type of dinner.
For the tart:
6 x 9 inch rectangle of puff pasty, thawed
6 asparagus spears, blanched in well-salted water
2 tsp melted unsalted butter
grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, as needed
For the mustard sauce:
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 1/2 tsp crème fraiche
freshly ground black pepper and cayenne to taste
For full recipe instructions, watch the video below or click here.