February 05, 2014 February 05, 2014/ Morgan
A couple of days ago I posted a recipe for Roasted Asparagus and told you how I am really in love with asparagus. It’s true! I’ve been eating it every day lately. So far, this is my favorite way to eat it – lightly steamed with a creamy lemon dill sauce.
It sounds and looks so dang fancy doesn’t it?! BUT IT IS SO EASY! You could certainly serve this to guests and it would be a smashing success.
I think I’m going to have to start growing my own asparagus soon if my habit keeps up like this. They do take a while to grow from 1-year starts but once you’ve got them going they are perennial and can grow for 20 years or more! Now only if I had a place that I knew I would be coming back to over and over (I’m a bit of a nomad, really!) Maybe I need a mobile garden. Maybe I can container garden it!
Oh well either way I’ll just keep buying them for now and eating them with my daily sweet potato addiction.
- 1 large bunch asparagus
- 1 cup plant strong mayonnaise (recipe here!)
- 1 teaspoon dry dill weed (or 1 Tablespoon minced fresh dill)
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (I use my microplane to zest!)
Steam the asparagus: Get a steamer (I LOVE mine!) ready in a large pot with water filled up to just under the bottom of the steamer. Cut off the bottom 1 inch of the asparagus stalks. Add the asparagus to the steamer and put on a lid. Steam for 5-6 minutes, or until tender but still a beautiful shade of green! Remove the asparagus and plate.
Mix the plant strong mayo, dill, lemon juice and lemon zest together. Warm gently on the stove top over medium heat (remember to stir constantly.) Since it’s such a small amount you will want to use your smallest pot (like this one).
You can also warm it in the microwave. Just place it in a microwave safe dish and stir it every 30 seconds until it is warmed through.
Pour the sauce over the warm asparagus and serve!