Thick White Asparagus Spears, D.O. Navarra
- Perfectly hand peeled and prepared
- Extraordinary size
- Buttery and tender
- Wine critic Robert Parker called them "Superb"
- Size - Drained wt: 8.8 oz/250 gr - 6-8 count
These delicate white asparagus spears are wonderful. The extraordinarily thick spears are so soft and buttery you can cut them with your fork. In Spain they serve them well chilled with a dollop of mayonnaise, but they can also be served with a vinaigrette or as a special addition to salads.
King Juan Carlos sampled a couple of these extra thick beauties from El Navarrico and exclaimed 'Cojonudos!’ which is slightly off-color slang for terrific! And wine critic Robert Parker said "a delicacy of the world are white asparagus- the best from Navarra in Spain, and Les Landes (Bordeaux)...La Tienda, the online Spanish food purveyor has them preserved in cans (normally I hate canned food), but these are superb."
In early spring, shoots of an asparagus fern emerge from moist, rich and well-drained soil. Normal green asparagus spears are the emerging shoots that are cut off and bound in a bundle.
For white asparagus there is a different method. As the shoots first emerge from the soil, the farmers protect them from the sunlight by forming mounds of soil to surround each group of shoots. As the spears grow a little higher, they add more earth to the mound.
To get these extraordinarily thick spears the asparagus plant has to be several years old, as young plants yield thin spears.
El Navarrico is one of the few places in Spain that follow the traditional way. Most producers outsource asparagus to China, since artisan production is so labor intensive and non-industrial.
Canned white asparagus from Navarra is so revered in Spain that it has its own D.O.(a protected Denomination of Origin), which guarantees its quality and authenticity. Our friends at Navarrico grow the “Cojonudo” white asparagus spears in such limited quantity, that some years we buy the entire harvest to make sure we have enough.
Asparagus, water and salt.
Serving size 3-4 spears. Servings per container about 3. Calories 15. Calories from fat 0. Total fat 0g. (0%). Saturated fat 0g (0%). Sodium 510mg (21%), total carbohydrate 2g (1%), dietary fiber 2g (1%). * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Michael - Tempe, AZ September 2021
peter - shoreham, NY October 2014
Phillip - huntington beach, CA June 2014
JAMES - GREAT FALLS, MT May 2014
"We grow green asparagus during the spring and can't get anything like this back home!"
Deborah - West Point, KY April 2014
"I've tried other white asparagus. Never again. These have spoiled me for all others. Every inch is delicious and smooth. I can understand why the king of Spain said what he said."
Maria - Seaside, CA September 2013
"These are delicate and delicious. Impossible to eat only one. But, I honestly do not think they are far superior to some of the canned asparagus I have purchased at my local supermarket. Still a fantastic product, though."
Dee - Tampa, FL July 2013
Edward - ORACLE, AZ June 2013
Jesus - Banks, OR June 2013
Audrey - Havre de Grace, MD May 2013
LEROY - HARRISBURG, PA March 2013
Marina - Drexel Hill, PA March 2013
"Due to the shape of the can and the design of my can opener getting to the product was a challenge, will need to find a different can opener in the future."
Richard - Sagle, ID February 2013
Gemma - Indianapolis, IN February 2013
"silky and delicious"
Cesar - Arlington, VA February 2013
Earle - LANCASTER, PA February 2013
"great with aioli after being a little chilled uin the fridge"
brian - July 2011
Marco - April 2011
Andy - February 2011
"Melting in your mouth, flavorful and delicious!"
A - December 2010
"We missed the white asparagus when we went to Spain. Now we can get them in Colorado of all places. They were delich, big, and practically melted in our mouths."
Teresa - December 2010
MW - December 2010
JMG - June 2010
"The best white asparagus I ate. They are delicious with mayonnaise and the best part is that you do not have to cook them, they come ready to be enjoyed. "
Maria - December 2009
"So far everything that I have ordered has taken me back to Spain. Next year if possible I would like to see Girlaches in your catalog. Thank you for allowing me to relive my memories of Spain."
Leacie - December 2008