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    Asparagus Appetizer - Spear Ecstasy

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    33 mins

    25 mins

    8 mins

    Thellie's Note:

    This is a wonderful light apetizer. I served it at a luncheon and all asked for the recipe. My son-in-law did the "taste test" for me and wanted any left-overs. (Re the capers listed below: it does take 1 tbsp PLUS 1 tsp, drained and chopped) Recipe from Food Network.

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    Serves: 10



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    Dipping Sauce

    Ice Bath


    1. 1
      To make Dipping Sauce: Mix well the sour cream, mayo, onion, lemon juice, capers, tarragon, onion powder, sugar and pepper together using a whisk.
    2. 2
      Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
    3. 3
      Steam asparagus until fork tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
    4. 4
      Mix Ice Bath together in large bowl. Plunge asparagus into ice water and let sit until cold.
    5. 5
      (I personally skipped the water bath and just let steamed asparagus drain in colander until cooled.) Transfer to paper towel to drain.
    6. 6
    7. 7
      Serve chilled asparagus with dipping sauce.
    8. 8
      Note Do Ahead tips: The dipping sauce can be prepared up to 2 days in advance and regrigerated. The asparagus can be prepared 1 day in advance and refrigerated.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 29, 2007


      I made this earlier this year and forgot to review it. Everybody loved it. It is a very simple recipe but tastes great. Thanks.

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    • on March 23, 2007


      The dipping sauce is incredible. The tarragon and capers are perfect with the asparagus. I didn't bother with the ice bath either. Just shocked the asparagus with some cold water and enjoyed.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Appetizer - Spear Ecstasy

    Serving Size: 1 (245 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 64.5
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.6 g
    Saturated Fat 2.5 g
    Cholesterol 9.1 mg
    Sodium 351.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
    Sugars 0.8 g
    Protein 0.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    asparagus spears

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