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Recipe: Roasted British Asparagus with Chilli and Lime Butter


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Cooking a roast this bank holiday weekend? Try this as a side.

Cooking time: 8 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4

You’ll need:

100g butter

1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

2 tbs fresh coriander, finely chopped

½ tsp cumin seeds, roughly ground

juice ½ lime

2 bundles British asparagus

Salt and pepper for seasoning

1 lime for garnish

What to do:

1. Bring the butter to room temperature then mix in the chilli, coriander, ground cumin and lime juice, add a good twist of black pepper then place onto a sheet of clingfilm. Roll into a sausage shape then chill in the fridge.

2. Trim the ends of the asparagus and place on a roasting tray, drizzle with some oil, season and roast in an oven set at 200°c / 180°c fan for 6-8 minutes.

3. Place the asparagus spears onto serving plates and top with a slice of the butter; serve with a wedge of lime.

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