We love asparagus, especially cheap and in season. I am always looking for a new way to prepare, other than roasting. This dish has become one of our favorites. Cooks Notes: In place of tarragon, use 2 tablespoons fresh dill, 1/4 cup chervil, or 1 tablespoon lemon thyme.
I've been saving this since 1997 from McCall's magazine. There are 9 Passover recipes in it. The menu they gave is Gefilte Fish (no recipe), Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls, Mixed Green Salad (no recipe), Stuffed Tarragon Roast Capon With Rich Pan Gravy, Matzo Walnut and Mushroom Stuffing, Roasted Tzimmes, Asparagus With Lemon and Mint, Chocolate-Almond Torte With Strawberry Sauce, and Assorted Macaroons. One of these days I may get this made but for safe keeping I'm saving it here.
Asparagus is probably my favorite food. While I best like it somewhat plain-- steamed and buttered lightly with mayo--I find other ways of making it interesting. This sizzling, sassy dish is simple and yet good enough for high-quality company.
I got this recipe from Cooking Light and it is our very favorite way to have asparagus. In the summer we grill the asparagus on the barbeque and then drizzle it with the sauce. I guessed at the serving size
Here's a great appetizer for springtime entertaining. The bold, toasty sesame oil adds depth to the classic garlic-lemon sauce. Arrange the crisp-tender asparagus spears, tips up, in a tall, clear glass, with the sesame sauce nearby, served in a radicchio leaf cup to add color. The asparagus can be cooked up to 1 day in advance. The sauce will keep for up to 1 week in a covered container in the refrigerator. Bring both to room temperature for serving.