Asparagus, a member of the lily family, has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years. It's at its peak from February through June and is a good source of fiber, folic acid, and potassium.
Fresh young vegetables and succulent salmon make this an excellent speedy dish to prepare for special occasions, especially when home-grown asparagus is in season. Tiny leeks, tender asparagus and sugarsnap peas all cook quickly and look superb. Serve with boiled new potatoes for a memorable meal.