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asparagus with dijon sauce

(1 rating)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Robyn Bruce
Linglestown, PA

I just love, love, LOVE asparagus! This is a great recipe with a bit of a "gourmet" touch by making the sauce. It adds a world of flavor to the already awesome green crispy vegetable.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Such an easy asparagus side dish that looks very elegant. The slightly tangy, rich, and very creamy Dijon sauce dresses up fresh asparagus. It would be fantastic for a special meal, such as Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or a birthday.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus with dijon sauce

  • 3/4 - 1 lb
    fresh asparagus
  • 1/2 c
    milk (any octane)
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    Dijon mustard
  • dash
    white pepper
  • 1 tsp
    grated Parmesan cheese

How To Make asparagus with dijon sauce

  • Prepping the fresh asparagus.
    Snap off and discard the woody bases of the fresh asparagus.
  • Cooking the asparagus in a little bit of water.
    Cook fresh asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Cooked asparagus on a serving platter.
    Transfer to a serving platter. Keep warm.
  • Milk and corn starch cooked until bubbling.
    For the Sauce: In a small saucepan, stir together milk and corn starch. Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  • Mustard and pepper mixed in.
    Stir in mustard and white pepper.
  • Pouring sauce over the asparagus.
    Spoon sauce over the asparagus.
  • Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the asparagus.
    Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve with a little sprinkled snipped parsley on top and a few lemon wedges for garnish. Pretty!!