Asparagus with anchovy butter

Asparagus with anchovy butter

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  • 4
  • Easy
  • Carb Conscious wheat and gluten free
  • 15 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Babylonstoren Chenin Blanc

“This is made often in my house – we use broccoli when we don’t have asparagus. We like to pile it up and offer to guests as a snack or starter drizzled with plenty of the anchovy butter for mopping up.” – Abigail Donnelly


  • 1 x 170 g pack asparagus
  • 125 g butter
  • 8 anchovies
  • 1 t lemon zest
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 120 g Woolworths oak-smoked Stanford cheese

Cooking Instructions

1. Braai or chargrill the asparagus.

2. Blend the butter, anchovies, lemon zest and juice.

3. Melt the butter and drizzle over the asparagus. Serve with a wedge of cheese.

Cook's note: Make a big batch of anchovy butter to freeze in ice trays ready to jazz up steamed or roasted veggies. Pop out a cube of frozen umami, melt and drizzle!

Find more asparagus recipes here.

Photographs: Jan Ras 
Production: Abigail Donnelly and Kate Wilson
Food assistants: Emma Nkunzana and Josh Van Zyl 

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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