Asparagus With Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

"Family Fave adapted from GH Best Recipes 1998. This is great with fish, the vinaigrette complements any mild white fish, too. Also a good, quick make-ahead dish for a dinner party, it will keep in the fridge for a couple hours. Also doubles or triples easily."
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  • Trim ends of asparagus and place spears in a large skillet.
  • Cover asparagus with water and add salt and 1 Tbsp lemon juice.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer about 7 minutes until crisp-tender.
  • Remove from heat and run under cold water to stop cooking.
  • Prepare vinaigrette:

  • Combine remaining lemon juice, capers, mustard, sugar, and pepper. (Capers may be chopped or left whole, it's up to you. I usually chop them up a little.).
  • Slowly drizzle in oil while whisking rapidly, allowing vinaigrette to thicken slightly.
  • Toss asparagus with vinaigrette and serve.
  • May be refrigerated and served within a couple hours, or served warm immediately.

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  1. Sharon123
    Delicious! I loved the slight sweetness with the tang of the mustard! I ate warm. Loved it! Thanks! My sister loved it too. :)
  2. erobbins4
    Very nice recipe. I normally roast asparagus, but wanted to try something different for Easter. The really nice thing about this is you can make it ahead of time and it is one less thing to worry about while trying to get a large meal on the table.
  3. Abby Girl
    I liked this recipe for its ease and flexibility, and that is the only reason it got 4 stars. But, next time, I will cut the sauce in half. To me, there was way too much wasted sauce still left on the serving dish!! I also came to the conclusion that I really prefere either grilling or broiling asparagus... it just gives it a superior taste over boiling it. After making these changes... this recipe would rock at a solid 10.
  4. kiwidutch
    Very good ! We liked these a lot. the taste was tangy and full of flavour. It was easy to make and easy to enjoy. I used baby fresh asparagus tips. Please see my rating system: 4 wonderful stars for a great recipe that was easy to put together on a busy weeknight. Thanks!
  5. Nimz_
    We loved this. Tried it warm and cold but prefer the warm best. The lemon caper vinaigrette really adds a nice touch to one of my favorite vegetables. Thanks Gator.


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