Asparagus with Blood Orange Mayonnaise

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Vegetables with citrus mayonnaise.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare the asparagus by removing the "wooden" part of the stalk.
  2. Do this by gently bending the spear until it breaks of its own accord.
  3. This will remove the less edible portion.
  4. Cut the stalks to equal length for formal presentation.
  5. Steam asparagus just past al dente, drain and plate.
  6. Squeeze the juice from the Italian blood orange.
  7. Slowly mix the juice into the mayonnaise to avoid lumping.
  8. For extra color and flavor some of the minced zest may be scattered over the spears.
  9. Plate the spears on an oblong platter with the tips all facing in one direction.
  10. Run a swath of the seasoned mayonnaise down the center of the asparagus.
  11. Sprinkle zest over the plate and serve.


Most Helpful

With commercial mayonnaise, this looked like Asparagus in Pepto-Bismol. I think this might work fine with homemade mayonnaise, though, which would be yellower. I love asparagus with a citrus mayonnaise, so I was really looking forward to this, but the blood orange juice naturally tinted the storebought mayonnaise the most unnatural shade of pink. I have no idea what it actually tasted like, because every time I looked at it my mouth started expecting strawberries or bubblegum.

Nose January 26, 2005

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