Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Lemon Dijon Asparagus

Yes, I know the picture looks familiar!  Anyways, this post is all about the ASPARAGUS!  Most delightful way to enjoy one of my personal favorite veggies.  (no hollandaise required, that's just spillage from that lovely chicken)  You can throw this together with anything from a summer time BBQ to a simple chicken dish.  The best part about it, is if you were like me once upon a time you only knew how to enjoy asparagus doused in mayo, hollandaise or deep fried.  If you don't care for it plain and don't want to go for the loaded in fat choices this one is for you!  Enjoy 

Lemon Dijon Asparagus
1 1/2 lbs pounds whole, trimmed asparagus spears
1 Tbls lemon juice
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 Tbls EVOO
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
1 thinly sliced shallot
1 garlic clove, chopped

Pre heat oven to 375.

In a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, Dijon, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside. Bring large pot of generously salted water to a boil. Partially cook asparagus spears about 2 minutes; drain.  Add to the bowl, along with shallot & garlic. Toss to coat.

Place in baking dish and roast in oven for 5 - 10 min.  Enjoy!

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