Culinary spring is marked by a number of new ingredients, one of the most important, the most sophisticated, healthiest and most sought after is wild asparagus. No wonder that you can find the asparagus -based dishes at the Bulldog Restaurant. Restaurant Bulldog supplies asparagus from Istria and Primorje, which allows them to arrive at the center of Zagreb in less than 24 hours to prepare delicious dishes. There are numerous stories about wild asparagus quality, but let's remember the most important elements. The energy value of 100 grams of asparagus is only 35 calories since most of it is water (93%) and 1.7% make proteins, 2.6% Carbohydrates and 0.7% fat. Asparagus is, apart from vitamins and minerals, especially rich with potassium and calcium, as well as many other valuable substances. The benefits are numerous, from preventing heart and blood diseases, reducing cholesterol and high blood pressure to being a potent diuretic because it helps in the release of the uric acid, dissolves the kidney stones and helps with gout.
Bear's garlic and wild asparagus soup
If you decide to have lunch or dinner at the Bulldog Restaurant, you can start with the Bear's garlic and wild asparagus soup. Bear's garlic is a great companion to wild asparagus. You can easily find it in the marketplace during the spring season, and it is equally useful for health. Bear's garlic balances cholesterol and blood pressure and protects you from cardiovascular diseases. It stimulates kidney function, relieves digestive problems and "Relieves" the liver, is effective against intestinal parasites, helps with gout and rheumatism. The only difference is that it is considerably cheaper than wild asparagus. At Bulldog restaurant, Bear's garlic, and wild asparagus soup are prepared by adding the red onion and potatoes to olive oil, submerged with the foundation of the lower parts wild asparagus stalks, to add the chopped bear's garlic for the final stage. Then put it all together in a blender, and add the asparagus tips
Wild asparagus loves the Kvarner shrimps
For the main dish, you can order risotto with wild asparagus, bear's garlic pesto, and Kvarner shrimps. Bear's garlic pesto is being made classically by adding olive oil, Grana Padano or Parmigiano cheese along with ground almonds to it. The Bulldog Restaurant is using almonds for making pesto instead of pine nuts. Bear's garlic pesto is wonderfully matched with rice, and the tips of wild asparagus, along with the Kvarner shrimps are added. Bulldog Restaurant consider Kvarner shrimps the best choice for thermal processing and does not deviate from its use, ie, serving it to the guests.
Wild asparagus loves Pag curd too
Any day now, wild asparagus will be offered as part of another meal, and that is tortelini stuffed with Pag curd and served with the Adriatic shrimp and the sorted wild asparagus. Such ravioli are served with the emulsion that is made of asparagus stock, olive oil, and butter. This dish does not surprise the regular guests of the Bulldog restaurant who have already noticed that our chefs highly appreciate the Pag curd. Nothing strange as it is known that it is a product made from sheep's milk, the same from which the extremely appreciated Pag cheese is made of. Therefore, the Bulldog Restaurant is celebrating the coming of spring in the most tasteful way.