Thursday, March 4, 2010

Asparagus Spears with Citrus-Ginger Dip

2 pounds asparagus
3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste
Snap tough ends off asparagus. Peel stalks, if desired.
In large skillet, bring about 1-inch of water to boiling. Add asparagus and simmer, uncovered, until barely tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain and dunk in ice water until cold; drain, cover and chill until serving.
Meanwhile, combine well all remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Transfer to serving bowl, serve with asparagus spears or cover and chill until serving.
Serves 8.

Nutrition Facts:
Calories 120 calories
Protein 5 grams
Fat 6 grams
Sodium 125 milligrams
Cholesterol 15 milligrams

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