Asparagus with Red Wine

Les Asperges au Vin Rouge

Preparation info

  • For

    4

    People
    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth

By Roy Andries De Groot

Published 1973

  • About

An unusual way with what is to me one of the greatest of all vegetables. (See menu with wines.)

Ingredients

Staple Items

  • Homemade mayonnaise (1 cup)

Method

Boil and steam the asparagus spears by the classic method, in a stand-up lidded boiler, with the lower two-thirds of the spears standing in boiling water and the tips in hot steam, just under the lid. Depending on the age and thickness of the spears, both the stalks and the tips will be done to perfection in somewhere between 12 and 18 minutes. Meanwhile, begin gradually working the wine into t