Steamed Asparagus In A Garlic Vinaigrette

Steamed Asparagus In A Garlic Vinaigrette

Steamed Asparagus In A Garlic Vinaigrette

Asparagus. Those delicious spears divide the population like no other vegetable.

No, not because of its taste, because of, well, you know, the other thing.

You know.  **cough** … this…

Despite what may or may not happen the morning after eating it, this dish works supremely well as a side to honey and walnut crusted salmon.

Steamed Asparagus In A Garlic Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, trimmed by the “snap” method
  • 3 cloves of garlic, very finely minced
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seed oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Method

  • Combine the garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, sesame seed oil, and salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste in a small bowl. Set aside for about an hour, to allow the flavours time to develop, and to take the raw bite out of the garlic.
  • Steam the asparagus until just tender – 5 – 6 minutes. Refresh under cold running water, then set aside to drain.
  • Arrange the asparagus on your serving plate. Dress with the vinaigrette. Serve.

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2 thoughts on “Steamed Asparagus In A Garlic Vinaigrette

    1. paleovirtus Post author

      I’m aware that many of the tastes we know and love in Indian cuisine started out as medicinal additives, but wasn’t aware that that also applied to asparagus.

      Very interesting. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂

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      Reply

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