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My son and I love asparagus, especially the long thin ones. We like them with butter, lemon and pepper. I’m always excited when they’re in season. Asparagus are good for you, they are have anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant qualities that can help with heart disease, diabetes, and may help prevent certain cancers. Not bad for a vegetable that sometimes makes your bathroom smell like asparagus!
When I was a child, my mother would sometimes bring home the white asparagus in the can. That was a big treat – except it didn’t have much flavor. When I saw white spears that looked a lot fresher and nicer than their green brethren, I knew I could so a lot better, so I decided to bring them home and marinate them.
One of the ingredients in this recipe is True Lemon. If you haven’t tried True Lemon yet, do it. True Lemon is crystallized fresh lemon juice and oil. It doesn’t have that bottled lemon juice flavor, and since it’s dry, it won’t affect your recipe in the way that lemon juice can. It’s also great because you can carry it with you and put it in water or other drinks as you desire. Right now, they’re even having a special promotion and will give you a free box if you spend more than $10.00.
Recipe: Marinated White Asparagus Spears
- 1 bunch white asparagus
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 packet True Lemon
- Freshly cracked Black Pepper
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
- Cut off the any hard bottoms of the spears.
- Place them in a plastic bag, and put the bag in the microwave, open side under the spears. Cook for 3 minutes. Immediately remove from the microwave and set aside.
- In a small bowl, put the mustard and red wine. Whisk until the mustard is mixed in.
- Slowly add the oil in a small, steady stream, whisking the entire time.
- Add the True lemon and black pepper.
- Put the asparagus in a dish to marinate, and pour the marinade over it.
- Refrigerate until cold, at least one hour.
- Just before serving, sprinkle a good amount of shredded Parmesan over all.
Get True Lemon in the sweetener section of your supermarket. It is completely natural, it is crystallized lemon juice, so the flavor is great, and easy to store.
Of course, you can use green asparagus just as easily.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 3 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegetarian
Number of servings (yield): 6
Culinary tradition: French
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Recipe by Adrienne Boswell.
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