with Blue Cheese|
Asparagus with Blue Cheese
1 lb Asparagus; cleaned
2 ts Red wine vinegar
2 tb Olive oil
2 tb Chives; minced
4 tb Blue cheese; crumbled
White pepper; freshly ground
Snap ends off asparagus spears. Fill medium skillet with 1-inch water and
bring to a boil. Add asparagus in single layer and cook 8 to 10 minutes or
until tender. Drain well and arrange on a serving plate. Stir together
vinegar and oil in sm bowl. Add blue cheese and chives and mix well. Pour
over hot asparagus. Season to taste with plenty of white pepper. Set aside
until tepid, then serve.
Hint on cleaning asparagus: Hold the bottom end of the stem in one hand
and gently bend the stalk with the other. The stalk will break where it is
tender, thus giving you a piece of asparagus that is entirely edible. With
a little practice you will know exactly where to break the vegetable. Save
the broken-off ends for soups. Slice and add to soup stock, then drain and
discard the coarse stalks before serving.
By Jeff Smith The Frugal Gourmet From the 10/02/1991 issue - The
Springfield Union-News Recipe posted by: Dan Ceppa
Collection of recipes from "Great Sysops of the World" from COOKFDN ops.