Asparagus Appetizer - Spear Ecstasy

Recipe by Thellie
READY IN: 33mins
SERVES: 10
YIELD: 40 spears
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make Dipping Sauce: Mix well the sour cream, mayo, onion, lemon juice, capers, tarragon, onion powder, sugar and pepper together using a whisk.
  • Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.
  • Steam asparagus until fork tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Mix Ice Bath together in large bowl. Plunge asparagus into ice water and let sit until cold.
  • (I personally skipped the water bath and just let steamed asparagus drain in colander until cooled.) Transfer to paper towel to drain.
  • Refrigerate.
  • Serve chilled asparagus with dipping sauce.
  • 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.
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