What makes this asparagus recipe so special is the use of Bay laurel, which is known as a "liaison herb." Rosemary brings a lot to cooking and to this recipe, too. This aromatic herb has notes of evergreen, citrus, lavender, pepper, mint, and sage. Bay leaves have a pungent aroma with a nutmeg-like scent that blends well with the rosemary.
Some people are too picky. So much so that you have to romance certain vegetables for them, as their palate is, can we say, a bit inexperienced. Brussel sprouts is a vegetable whose nutritional qualities need to be chatted up before they seem fit to entice some people.
Red rice is nutty and complex, making this a hearty dish served with the roasted fennel and root vegetables. Use any root vegetable found in your refrigerator crisper; do not limit yourself to the ones found in our recipe.
How can you tell the difference between courgettes and zucchinis? They really are the same thing - a small summer squash. What Americans call a zucchini, the British, Irish, and New Zealanders call them courgettes.