42 days ago

Recipe: Asparagus with parmigiano and mayonnaise

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Here's a great dish to make the most of asparagus when they're at their best.

Serves 4
20 Asparagus, spears (5-6 asparagus spears per person)
½ tsp Sugar
½ tsp Salt
½ cup Mayonnaise
50 g Parmigiano cheese, grated


1. Snap off the asparagus ends or peel the last 2-3 centimetres.
2. Heat a pot of water to blanch the asparagus.
3. Add salt and sugar to the water — this helps heighten the green colour of the asparagus.
4. When water reaches a rolling boil, add the asparagus. Cover with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
5. Drain in a sink with cold running water and ice if you have it.
6. Remove from the water when cool and drain and place on a serving plate.
7. Combine the parmigiano and mayonnaise and pour over the asparagus.
8. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and serve.

For the Mayonnaise recipe follow the link below!

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This is so disgusting ... 💩💩

Fiona from Henderson

For crying out loud Auckland Council, SORT YOUR S**T OUT!!!
When it appears to be more red flags of 'Long Term Effect' hazard alerts than the so called "Safe areas' around Auckland's coastlines, especially out West, then one has to wonder what the heck is the Auckland Council actually doing.
There are nearly 40 high-risk places that exceed national guidelines for swimming.
How on earth can an area that is surrounded by tidal waters continually be contaminated by all sorts of human and animal waste flowing into the sea?
There is even a black alert that means there is a very high risk of illness from swimming for North Shore's Castor Bay.
Any area with a green (so called safe area) that sits between any red flags, sure as heck should be a huge concern to all those people swimming or God forbid, catching fish there.
It's damn well safer to swim down at Mangere where the sewage treatment plant is for crying out loud!
With Auckland having one of the highest rates nationwide, with the least amount to show for the rates they are grabbing from left right & centre, who will step in and make them accountable or even audit them?
Who will actually give a damn about our safety and health?

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MOTAT to screen 'Grease' for 1950s themed drive-in movie

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Hi neighbours,

Date nights of the 1950s era are back with drive-in movie screenings of ‘Grease’ at MOTAT.

Will you be going?

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