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  1. 8 ounces asparagus, cooked

  2. 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  3. 1 pinch mace

  4. 1/2 onion- finely chopped

  5. 8 ounces double cream

  6. Salt and fresh ground black pepper- to taste

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  1. The first step is to soften the onion and garlic. For this, heat a little olive oil in a pan and saute the garlic and onions till they become transparent. Once this is done, transfer them into the blender and add the cooked asparagus to it. Put in the mace, salt and pepper into the blender and blend till all the ingredients turn into a smooth paste. Transfer these ingredients into a bowl and slowly add the double cream into it, till it gets the consistency of a sauce. This is a good sauce for chicken dishes.

  2. Asparagus Pasta Sauce Ingredients 1 lb fresh asparagus 1 lb pasta (your choice)

  3. ounces Parmesan cheese, grated 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest, finely grated ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil Trim the tough ends of the asparagus and chop them into ½ - 1 inch pieces. However, remember to separate the tips of the asparagus before doing this. While you are chopping the asparagus stems, take 5-6 quarts of water in a vessel and bring it to boil. When the water begins to boil very rapidly, add the asparagus stems into it along with 2 tablespoons of salt. Cook the asparagus till it becomes very tender (approximately 6-8 minutes). Take the asparagus out of the vessel without draining the water and put them in the colander. Place the asparagus under cold running water and drain them well. After this is done, cook the tips of the asparagus in the same boiling water for at least 3-5 minutes. The same procedure which is done to the asparagus stems after cooking, should be repeated with the asparagus tips. Once this is done, place asparagus stems, lemon zest, and oil in a blender. Add ½ cup of water in which the asparagus was cooked into it and blend till all the ingredients are fully pureed. Transfer the sauce to a saucepan and set aside. Meanwhile, cook the pasta in the water in which the asparagus was cooked. However, make sure that you do not cook the pasta for more than ¾ of the cooking time mentioned in the package. Drain the pasta, however, save at least 2 cups of water in which it is cooked. Once the pasta is completely drained, place it in the saucepan containing the sauce and add asparagus tips and ½ cup of boiling water. Cook these ingredients on a high heat, stirring continuously till the pasta is completely coated with the sauce. Add some cheese to it and cook till the cheese is completely melted.

  4. Asparagus Cheese Sauce Ingredients 20 stalks asparagus, cooked 3 tablespoons butter ¼ teaspoon celery salt 1 teaspoon onion, finely chopped 4 pieces hot buttered toast 2 cups milk ¼ teaspoon paprika 4 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup cheddar cheese In a saucepan, take butter and heat on a medium to low heat. When the butter melts completely, add flour followed by milk and cook till it reaches the consistency of a sauce. Add onions, celery salt, paprika and cheese into it. Cook the sauce till the cheese is completely melted. Place the asparagus on a platter which has hot buttered toast and serve by pouring the cheese sauce over it.

  5. If you have some fresh asparagus at home or may be some leftover asparagus after yesterday's dinner, make one of these recipes and eat it with salmon, chicken or with an assortment of vegetables.

  6. By Deepa Kartha Published: 4/21/2010 Tweet


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