Spring asparagus with mimosa-style dressing

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Asparagus, washed and trimmed
3 Hard-boiled eggs
2 tablespoons Fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
½ teaspoon Grated lemon zest
¼ cup Plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large deep saute pan of salted boiling water blanch the asparagus, 6 to 8 stalks at a time, until barely tender and brilliant green, about 1 to 2 minutes depending on thickness of asparagus. Remove asparagus from simmering water and plunge into an ice-water bath. Repeat process for remaining asparagus. When asparagus is completely chilled, drain, pat dry and arrange on a serving platter.

Cut each hard-boiled egg in half and separate the whites from the yolks.

Pass the egg whites through a coarse sieve into a small bowl. Pass the yolks through a coarse sieve into a second small bowl. In a separate bowl whisk together the lemon juice, mustard and zest. Add the olive oil in a stream whisking constantly until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over asparagus. Sprinkle the sieved egg whites and yolks over the asparagus in a decorative pattern (i.e. stripes of white and yellow). Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings

NOTES : Cooking Live

Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL8855 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #556 by Angele Freeman <jfreeman@...> on Apr 7, 1997

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