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Asparagus, spring onion and mint tart


Serves: 4
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:
Asparagus, spring onion and mint tart
Recipe photograph by Andrew Montgomery

Asparagus, spring onion and mint tart


Serves: 4
timePrep time: 10 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
724Kcal
Fat
58gr
Saturates
31gr
Carbs
37gr
Sugars
6gr
Fibre
5gr
Protein
13gr
Salt
1gr

Lucas Hollweg

Lucas Hollweg

Lucas Hollweg is a self-taught cook and food writer respected for his laid-back, homely food. He was named Evelyn Rose 2012 Cookery Journalist of The Year and is author of Good Things To Eat.

See more of Lucas Hollweg’s recipes
Lucas Hollweg

Lucas Hollweg

Lucas Hollweg is a self-taught cook and food writer respected for his laid-back, homely food. He was named Evelyn Rose 2012 Cookery Journalist of The Year and is author of Good Things To Eat.

See more of Lucas Hollweg’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 350g slender asparagus spears
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 125g (about 1 bunch) spring onions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 x 375g pack ready rolled puff pastry
  • 200ml double cream
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 40g Parmesan, finely grated (or vegetarian alternative)
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • a handful of mint leaves, finely chopped, plus a few baby leaves

Step by step

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Trim off the woody ends of the asparagus. Bring a pan 
of water to the boil, then add the asparagus and cook for 4-5 minutes or until just tender. Tip into a colander and run under the cold 
tap. Leave to drain.
  2. Heat the oil in a small frying pan, 
add the spring onions and a pinch 
of salt and cook for about 5 minutes until soft and sweet. Set aside.
  3. Unroll the pastry and put it onto a large baking sheet. Use the tip of a knife to score a line all the way around, about 1.5cm in from the edge. Don't cut all the way through: it's just to form a rim for the tart. Prick the centre with a fork. Knock up the pastry. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and press down the centre, leaving a raised 
rim around the outside.
    Tip
    If you 'knock up' the edges of the pastry, you'll get a good rise - hold a sharp knife horizontally against the cut edge of the pastry and gently tap the pastry edge all the way round, to separate the layers.
  4. Meanwhile, beat together the 
cream, eggs and grated Parmesan, with the garlic and some seasoning. 
Add the chopped mint and cooked spring onions.
  5. When the pastry is ready, turn the oven down to 160°C, fan 140°C, 
gas 3. Pour the filling into the prepared pastry case. Arrange 
the asparagus tightly in lines on 
top and splash with olive oil.
  6. Bake the tart in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the top has puffed up a little. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil over the top and leave to cool for a few minutes, then slip on to a board. Scatter with the mint leaves and cut into slices.

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