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Asparagus and Chilli Tart

This great recipe was put together by by wife. A simple to make yet delicious dish. I’m assured the pastry is incredibly easy to make, and I can definitely confirm it tastes every bit as good as it looks!

Asparagus and Chilli Tart Recipe

Asparagus & Chilli Tart Ingredients


  • 220g plain flour
  • Large pinch of salt
  • 100g Butter (cold)
  • 3 tbsp water


  • 20 asparagus tips or 12-15 larger ones
  • 3 large eggs
  • Pinch of chilli (flakes or chopped fresh ones)
  • 50g of a hard cheese (like Parmesan or hard goats cheese)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 100ml of milk


Pastry: Put flour, salt & butter in a food processor or rub in by hand until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add water & bring mixture together (either in the processor or by hand) – do not overwork – just bring the mixture together till it forms a dough. Chill for 30 min in the fridge. Then roll to half a cm thick & lay in a 20cm round pastry/ flan dish. Blind bake the empty pastry case for 30 min at 160C.

Filling: Chop asparagus into inch long pieces. Blanch for 1 min then rinse in cold water to stop them cooking anymore. Beat three eggs in a bowl with the milk,  add seasoning, cheese, chilli & blanched asparagus to the egg and milk mixture.

Asparagus and Chilli Tart

Fill the blind baked pastry case with the mixture and bake for 30-40 min at 170 until cooked through and golden on top but not burnt. You’ll know when it is done when the middle has just a very slight wobble left. Eat it hot or cold, perfect with a splash of tabasco on top!

2 comments… add one
  • P. Milo February 26, 2012, 7:20 pm

    Hi Chilli King
    Send my thanks to your wifey for the above recipe as it was simple to make and delicious to eat.
    Also received my Chilli seeds listed below and potted them up into seed trays, placed them onto my 30 watt reptile mat ( hopefully its not to warm ) and put them onto the window sill to germinate. I will let you know how they progress.

    20 Pimientos de Padron ( to be eat with a chilled glass of beer )
    15 Long Cayenne
    15 Aji Limon
    10 Summer of Fire

    Here’s hoping……..P. Milo

    • The Chilli King February 28, 2012, 2:42 pm

      P. Milo – Glad you liked it!

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