Asparagus with Lemon Zest and Vinaigrette Recipe
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What could be better than tender, steamed or grilled asparagus spears, flavored with lemon and drizzled with simple balsamic
? With a crisp-tender texture and garden-fresh flavor, this
would win anyone's heart.
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36 medium to large asparagus stalks (2 bunches) - woody bottoms snapped off
1/4 cup white balsamic vinaigrette - see below
2 tablespoons lemon zest plus lemon slices for garnish
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
3/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic - crushed through a press
:steamer, frying pan or grill pan
Steam asparagus in stearmer or in a frying pan filled with cold water to cover asparagus.
Simmer until crisp tender, approximately 10 minutes.
If using a grill pan, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil on pan, heat to medium, place asparagus in a single layer on pan.
Grill until bright green in color, 5 minutes, then turn each spear and grill 2-3 minutes more.
They should be bright green and have grill marks in places.
Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
If steaming or simmering, remove to papertowels to drain, then place directly on a platter when done.
Drizzle with white balsamic vinaigrette and sprinkle with two tablespoons lemon zest.
Place all ingredients in a glass jar and shake well.
Store in the refrigerator.
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