Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Lemon Sauce

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Try this delicious Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Lemon Sauce recipe and see if your family does not gobble up every piece of asparagus and even lick the plate for the fabulous sauce that goes with it! Asparagus is always fabulous, although it is best when you can buy it in season from your local farmer’s market. Still, in mid-winter, fresh asparagus can bring you memories of summer. In this Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Lemon Sauce recipe, you get to cook the asparagus and than also make a lovely and tangy sauce to go with it. So try out this combination of veggies and sauce. It will taste great with chicken, but also fish or any other meat that you enjoy for your dinner.

Asparagus is sometimes thought to be a difficult veggie to cook, but the trick is to not overcook it. Although some asparagus recipes will call for you to run the asparagus under hot water to stop the cooking of the asparagus, this is not really necessary. You can simply cook it only until it is el dente. If you cook your asparagus in a standing container, there are usually directions on how to use this specialized piece of cooking equipment. However, you can get great results just from using your fry pan and a good lid. If you use this method, cook the asparagus for just one minute, and remove it from the pan and drain the water out of the pan. This way, you also do not have to run the asparagus under cold water to stop the cooking. You can also either trim the ends of the asparagus either before or after you cook the veggies when you use this approach. But do be sure to remove the hard and white ends; they are really not edible.

Asparagus is lovely on its own, drizzled with olive oil, butter, garlic and as well, salt and pepper. This sauce recipe adds in lemon and mustard for a truly piquant flavor. It is a quick and easy sauce recipe to make, and even the kids could do it. So if you have an up and coming cook who likes to whip together new and experimental dishes for the family, have him or her make this simple sauce recipe for the asparagus when you make it for dinner tonight. Asparagus is a great vegetable, filled with lots of nutrition. It has a strong and singular flavor, so do be careful how you pair it. It works with plenty of other meats, fish, and chicken, as long as you are careful about what flavors are added in to season the main dish. A simple seasoning allows the flavor to shine.

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