What’s in season?

Each fruit or vegetable has a prime time when it’s at its seasonal best. Some are great for over half of the year; others only hit their peak for a month. Either way it means extra flavour, extra crunch, extra juiciness—all super-fresh and great value. Use our guide to find out what’s in season this month and how to bring out its best.

May is no exception!

And what is in season?

May’s best?

Fruit: Rhubarb

Long, thin and proudly pink, rhubarb is a great British favourite, versatile enough to both form classic ‘comfort food’ puddings and work extremely well with meat.

Quick and tasty tips:

  • Try making a crumble with a few balls of chopped up stem ginger. The flavours work brilliantly together.
  • Poach rhubarb in orange juice and zest, cinnamon and a sprinkling of sugar and serve in a magnificent pavlova.
  • Mix poached rhubarb with double cream and spread inside a Victoria sponge.

Vegetable: Asparagus

This sweet, sexy superfood is in season in Britain for just a few short weeks. So grab those melt-in-the-mouth spears while you can and feast! Asparagus is one luxury you can afford.

Quick and tasty tips:

  • Try using perfectly cooked spears to dunk into soft boiled eggs.
  • Try asapargus griddled and served with a drizzle of your best extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and a grating of Parmesan.

And since you must be an asparagus lover just like we are, here’s a simple way you can cook them and enjoy the most fresh seasonal ingredient flavour of the month of May: steamed asparagus, which makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! You can use vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter.

  1. Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
  2. Trim the dry ends off of the asparagus. If the spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler. Place them in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus, or until asparagus is tender.
It doesn’t get much fresher than this!

Eat seasonal food everyone 🙂

 

 

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