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Asparagus & crab salad

  • 20 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 50g rocket Rocket roh-ketRocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…
  • 100g white crabmeat
  • 3 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • juice ½ lime Lime ly-mThe same shape, but smaller than…
  • brown crabmeat, if you have it
  • olive oil, for drizzling Olive oil ol-iv oylProbably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
  • Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the asparagus for 2 mins until just cooked. Drain, tip into iced water to refresh and drain again. Cut each spear on the angle into 2-3 pieces.
  • For the dressing, mix all the ingredients with brown crabmeat, if you have it. Toss the asparagus through the dressing, then build a nest of asparagus spears on plates. Place some white crab meat in the centre of each nest, top with a small bundle of rocket and drizzle everything with olive oil before serving.