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Garden Pea and Asparagus Toasts

Recipe author: EAT SMARTER
Garden Pea and Asparagus Toasts
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994
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20 min.
Preparation
40 min.
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easy
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Ingredients

for 2 servings
cup
1
small cooked potato (diced)
1 cup
green Asparagus (trimmed)
1
small onion (chopped)
½ tablespoon
cup
marjoram (thyme and caraway)
0.333 cup
6 slices
1 teaspoon
extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling)
shaved Parmesan (to garnish)
Watercress (to garnish)
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Preparation steps

Step 1/7
Preheat the oven to 220°C (200° fan) | 425F | gas 7.
Step 2/7
Wash and drain the green asparagus, cut the tips off the spears and reserve.
Step 3/7
Heat the butter in a pan and sweat the onion until soft. Add the stock, herbs and seasonings and bring to the boil. Reserve 1 tbsp peas and add the rest of the peas, the asparagus stalks (without the tips) and the diced potato to the onion stock. Cook for about 5 minutes. Drain and roughly mash with a potato masher.
Step 4/7
Mix in the crème fraîche and season to taste with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Step 5/7
Place the baguette slices on a baking tray and toast in a hot oven for about 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile quickly sauté the asparagus tips and reserved peas in a little olive oil.
Step 6/7
To serve, spread the toasted bread while still hot with the pea and asparagus puree. Top with the fried asparagus tips and peas and scatter the crostini with Parmesan shavings.
Step 7/7
Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper if you wish. Arrange attractively on a platter with the watercress.