Whelks with Asparagus Tips Recipe

Ingredients (1-2 servings)

  • 200 g frozen shell-less whelks
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • a bunch of asparagus
  • 50 g butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation method:

  1. Let the whelk meat thaw and wash them in cold water.
  2. Chop roughly the garlic.
  3. Melt the butter in a frying pan.
  4. Add the chopped garlic am the whelks. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and fry over medium-low heat for 4 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, wash the asparagus and cut their tips (about one-third of them), keep the rest of them for the next breakfast’s omelette.
  6. Add the asparagus tips and about 100 ml water. Cover and steam for 7-8 minute over medium heat until asparagus is cooked and has a wild green colour.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste if needed. If the juices are too thin cook it down a bit for a minute.
  8. Serve while still hot.