Asparagus with Vinaigrette

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Cooking One on One

Cooking One on One

By John Ash

Published 2004

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  • pounds fresh asparagus
  • One of the vinaigrettes
  • Grated hard-boiled eggs or grated aged goat cheese, such as French Crottin


If the Asparagus are large, peel them just shy of the tip. If they are small (pencil size), no peeling is necessary. Blanch (boil in lightly salted water) or steam the asparagus until crisp-tender. Immediately plunge into an ice-water bath to stop the cooking. Drain and arrange on plates.

Spoon the vinaigrette of your choice over the center of the asparagus and garnish with egg or goat cheese, if desired.