Simmered Asparagus & “Lemonnaise”
This is a simple recipe with a simple sauce that Greg dubbed “lemonnaise”.
One large bunch asparagus
1/3 C Mayonnaise, more or less (just guess as you scoop it out into a bowl)
Juice of ½ to 1 fresh lemon, more or less (whisk in enough to desired consistency)
Parsley or cilantro garnish
- Wash and snap off tough ends of asparagus, or peel off tough ends with a vegetable peeler.
- Fill large pot with water. Add a few tablespoons of salt. Bring to a boil. Add asparagus and bring back up to a boil.
- Lower heat and simmer asparagus for 4 minutes or until tender.
- While asparagus is cooking, make Lemonnaise. In small mixing bowl, add mayonnaise and drizzle in 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Whisk until smooth. Add more lemon juice and whisk. Keep adding lemon juice until you have a smooth, creamy, pourable sauce.
- Drain and put asparagus on serving platter.
- Either pass around with the “lemonnaise” and people can pour it on themselves, or pour lemonnaise across the center of all the asparagus on the platter.
- Sprinkle with chopped parsley or cilantro, if desired