My Mom loves to buy asparagus anytime it looks thin, crisp and fresh. Normally I buy food based on what I want to cook at that time. This is not the most economical way to shop, but when I have a spark of inspiration, I have to cook that idea that night. So like I said, my mom bought asparagus on Monday. All week I tried to think of a meal to cook with the asparagus. All week. The asparagus was a ticking time bomb! I think I saw Ina Garten make a tart a couple weeks ago because tarts were spinning around my brain. An asparagus tart formulated in my head just in time at about noon yesterday.
The crust dough coming together.
Flipping it out onto the table.
When you want to put it into the tart pan, just roll it on to the rolling pin...
Then roll it back out onto the pan.
Roll the pin onto the pan to cut off the excess.
The perfect edge.
Blind bake with some beans to weigh it down.
The fillings for the tart.
I almost overfilled this!
Lay the asparagus out in a circle.
After it cooks it looks awesome. You have to let it sit for the longest 10 minutes ever.
This tasted great. I feel like it would be perfect in a lunch or brunch situation.
I used Ina Garten's recipe for the tart crust. I also used her recipe to make the filling. Instead of putting shallots ON the crust, I mixed them into the filling. I also mixed in some sauteed arugula and roasted red pepper. Then I laid out the asparagus on the top. Yum!