This is going to be a short, quick post about a very easy starter I prepared for a dinner party the other day. In my continuing quest to serve tasty food with not a lot of preparation, I decided to try the white asparagus variety I picked up at the markets. I had never cooked with the white version before. Needless to say it tasted just like the green one! I simply blanched it in a pot of boiling water and removed it from the heat after a few minutes. I still wanted it to retain its crunch and not be soggy and soft. I topped with a rich mustard vinaigrette and it was the perfect sauce to complement it.
RECIPE FOR MUSTARD VINAIGRETTE
- 1/2 a cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- *chopped parsley optional*
Whisk everything together until you have a creamy, smooth dressing. Pour over warm asparagus and serve as a simple starter. I also served mine with crusty bread. Perfect to mop up that beautiful vinaigrette.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend.