aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

St. David's Trifecta

This being St. David's Day, and me being of Welsh ancestry (in part), the eating of leeks became a near-necessity. While I was shopping for a couple of other things, I picked up some leeks -- and there also was some new asparagus. Together, they gave birth to a nice, simple side dish, which I will call St. David's Trifecta, for the three magnificent main ingredients.

First, I took a wad of thick-cut bacon and diced it. Cooked that over medium-high heat, rendering out the fat and producing some very nice lardons. I drained the pieces and poured off the bacon grease.

I returned the pan to the stovetop with a dollop of EVOO (for its high smoke point), and immediately added a whole bunch of chopped asparagus. I cooked this for five minutes or so, then dropped in about a quarter-stick of butter and three leeks cut up fine.

A heavy pinch of salt and a few grinds of pepper were added, and I proceeded to sautee the whole thing. Once everything was soft, I killed the heat and added the bacon pieces back to the pan. I put the lid back on to hold until serving.

Very satisfying.

  • Shibboleths

    I dislike shibboleths. Sometimes, they are used to define in-groups and sometimes they are used to define out-groups, but when a word or phrase is…

  • One potato, two potato

    Hasbro has announced that it will change the name of its Mr. Potato Head toy to simply, “Potato Head.” In de-gendering its toy, it hopes to appeal to…

  • Conscience and the practice of medicine

    I read a post online recently that said that those who refuse to offer medical care because of some personal belief of theirs have no business in…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.