Wild asparagus is a self-propagating plant, harvested in spring and found in woods, meadows and other humid environs. Unlike garden asparagus which is cultivable, wild asparagus (Asparagus acutifolius L) is not.
Slightly bitter, its soft stems are ideal with eggs. In Dalmatia, asparagus is typically served in salads with hard boiled eggs, but in Istria it is traditional to serve wild asparagus in scrambled eggs or frittatas. Other Istrian preparations include wild asparagus with cuttlefish, pasta, risotto, and pâté of wild asparagus.
With such delicious specialties, springtime is a great season to visit.