Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Asparagus with Honey Tangerine Butter Sauce

My skill level in the kitchen is not quite adequate enough to magically come out with great food out of what I have in the cupboard but I try my best. Over the weekend, I saw Martha Stewart on the Food Network make White Asparagus with Orange Butter Sauce.

Last night, I had an idea for a sauce to compliment the asparagus we had on hand based on Martha's recipe. The sauce turned out so good that I could've lick that pot dry.

1 lb. Asparagus
3 Honey Tangerines
3 tb I Can't Believe It's Not Butter you can use unsalted butter
1 tb Dijon Mustard

Remove the stalks and trim the asparagus. In a pan, boil some water and add a bit of salt. Blanch asparagus for about a minute or two and drain. Set aside.

Squeeze the juice out of the honey tangerines. Put the juice in a pot along with the butter and let it reduce. When the sauce has reduced, quickly add the mustard and whisk until completely blended.

Arrange the asparagus on a plate and pour the sauce over it. The dish looks beautiful and it will be delicious.

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