Did you know that you can find wild asparagus in Turkey? I couldn’t believe that either, but when I visited Cappadocia I found it! When the asparagus season started in Germany I read many recipes on blogs and really wanted to eat it. But in Istanbul it was very hard to find fresh and local asparagus. But when I found it in the nature I was thrilled and almost couldn’t stop looking for it.
We took several walks through the valleys of Cappadocia, always watching out for the little green stalks. It was so nice to just walk through the stunning nature and at the same time to collect your dinner.
On the left picture you can see an asparagus that grew too long, it’s branches already looked like a little tree. And the other picture is from our ride on a horse carriage that took us along the way.
One evening after collecting asparagus we ended up in this wonderful sunset scene. It was one of the most romantic sunsets for a long time.
After we collected enough wild asparagus we wanted to cook a soup from it. Without a specific recipe we simply tried and it turned out pretty good! But since we didn’t use a recipe I’m not 100% sure about the quantity of the ingredients. Just try and find out which is the perfect texture and taste.
- 500 g (wild) asparagus
- 800 ml water
- 30 g butter
- 30 g wheat flour
- 200 ml milk
- Black Pepper
- Peel and cut the asparagus, cook the peels and asparagus in two seperate pots with water and a pinch of salt for about 20 minutes. Take the asparagus out of the pot and save the cooking water.
- Melt the butter in another pot and pour the flour while continously stirring, when the mixture gets golden add the milk, make sure no lumps are formed. Then add the asparagus stock and continue stirring.
- Add the asparagus and season with salt and black pepper.
I took the picture of the soup with my phone, sorry for the bad quality. But the taste was not bad at all!
Do you have a favorite asparagus recipe? And did you collect wild asparagus before?