Asparagus With Ricotta Dumplings
  • 2cups ricotta drained (it shield be dry and crumbly
  • 1cup finely grated parmesanplus more (for serving)
  • 1 large eggroom temperature
  • 1 egg yolkroom temperature
  • 2.5teaspoons Sea salt flakesplus more
  • 1/2 plain flourplus more
Asparagus and Assembly
  • 250g asparagustrimmed, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 2cups chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 shallot stalkgreen and white parts, thinly sliced
  • 3tablespoons unsalted buttercut into pieces
  • 2tablespoons Chopped chives
  • 2teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt flakesfreshly ground pepper
  • olive oilfor drizzling
  1. Pulse 1.5 cups of the ricotta with the parmesan, egg, egg yolk, and salt in a food processor just until smooth. Sprinkle flour over ricotta mixture and pulse again until just combined. Transfer dumpling batter to a medium bowl.
  2. Dust a greaseproof lined baking tray with flour. Using a metal spoon, scoop out 2–3 tsp. dumpling batter and scrape spoon against side of bowl at a 45° angle to smooth batter. Using your finger tip, push batter off spoon and let drop onto baking sheet (this may take a few tries). The dumpling will slightly curve at each ends. Dust tops with more flour. (You should have about 65 dumplings.)
Asparagus and Assembly
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add asparagus and cook until almost tender, 2–3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water; drain and pat dry. Reserve pot.
  2. Meanwhile, bring chicken stock to a simmer in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Return pot of water to a gentle simmer and add dumplings (one by one so they don’t crush each other), stirring occasionally, until they’re almost double in size and cooked through and tender, about 4 minutes (dumplings will quickly float to surface).
  4. Transfer dumplings to pan; add butter and green garlic. Cook, tossing often, until sauce has thickened and garlic has slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus, chives, and lemon juice and toss to warm asparagus; season with salt and pepper. Serve dumplings with more cheese and drizzle with olive oil.