Asparagus with Lemon-Parsley Sauce Recipe
A simple recipe preparation, such as Asparagus with Lemon-Parsley Sauce, enhances the delicate flavor of this delicious vegetable.
1/3 cup minced parsley 2 canned anchovies, patted dry 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon capers 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1.In a food processor or blender, whirl the parsley, anchovies, lemon juice, stock, and capers for about 1 minute or until pureed. Add the oil and whirl 30 seconds longer; set aside. 2.Arrange the asparagus in a steamer and set over boiling water in a large saucepan. Steam the asparagus for 6-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Rinse under cold water to stop the cooking and pat dry on paper toweling. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish, toss with the parsley dressing, and let marinate for 1 to 2 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Serve as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to cold poached chicken. Serves 4. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Marinating time: 1 hour For best results, let the asparagus marinate in this delectable lemon-parsley sauce for 1 to 2 hours before serving.