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Monday, November 2, 2015

Asparagus with Tarragon and Maple Butter

Course Side Dishes
Prep. Time 5 - 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Yields 4 servings

1 lb (500 g) fresh asparagus

Tarragon and Maple butter:
1/2 cup (114 g) butter
2 tbsp (30 ml) chopped fresh tarragon
1 egg yolk
3 tbsp (45 ml) maple syrup
2 tsp (10 ml) lemon juice

Cut bottom third of asparagus (discard or keep for a soup). Cook in saucepan of salted boiling water 8 to 10 minutes. Dip the asparagus in iced cold water. Drain. Arrange asparagus in centre of 4 plates on a bed of grated carrots. Sprinkle with Tarragon and Maple butter. Serve immediately.

Tarragon and Maple butter:
In small saucepan, melt butter over low heat and remove from heat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Per serving
Energy: 298 Calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbohydrate: 16 g
Fat: 26 g
Calcium: 5 % / 51 mg
Fibre: 2 g
Sodium: 239 mg

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