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Asparagus Salad with Quail Eggs; asparagus season — 7 Comments

  1. I have never seen a quail egg in my life. They might carry them at a Trader Joe’s, I don’t know, but the closest to me is over an hour away. I’ll have to stick to chicken or duck eggs which I get from our local ‘farmers’ around here.

    We’ve had an overabundance of asparagus this year, but I don’t know where it’s coming from because we’ve experience the same kind of weather. Yesterday and today it’s 70. They’re predicting two inches of snow on Wednesday. And the prices are high on the asparagus, so it’s not local at all. But the smaller stalks are tasty so I try to buy those. The ones bigger than my pinky are tough and woody.

    • It’s not cheap here, but usually lots and lots of it for the 5 – 6 week season. I never saw quail eggs either until I lived here, but both quail and the eggs are popular.

  2. I have a friend who is violently allergic to quail eggs. My first asparagus spear has appeared in the garden. I’m one of those weirdos that prefers green to white too.

  3. I will be back in Morocco next week so it will be interesting to see what is fresh in the souks…maybe some of the rarely seen white asparagus

  4. Asparagus season already?! …not here. The forsythia hasn’t even blossomed yet. :stomp: (It snowed about 100km north of here yesterday – we escaped the snow and just had freezing rain here in the balmy {cough} south)

    Once I figured out how to block the runny yolk quail eggs (cute as they may be) from sight, I saw that your asparagus looks lovely. Vinaigrette is always good with asparagus, isn’t it? But. Looking back at the photo and forgetting to block the view of the eggs, I’m suddenly thinking: Hollandaise Sauce. Yes. That’s how the eggs should be presented on the plate. 😉