May 11, 2012: Asparagus with White Dressing

May 11, 2012

Oh…asparagus season is back and that makes me very happy! I would eat grilled asparagus, by itself any day, but couple it with a healthy, creamy, and nutty, white sauce and I’m in heaven!

Japanese White Dressing:

Drain 1 block of soft tofu (14oz.) on a slant board under pressure in a sink for about 15 minutes. Cut into 6 sections and put in a food processor. To the tofu add 2 Tblsps. toasted ground white sesame seeds; 1 Tblsp. white miso; 1 Tblsp. mirin; 1/2 Tsp. sal de mer; 1/4C. olive oil; and 3 Tblsp. of some combination of either: A. sake B. lemon juice C. rice vinegar [I did 2 Tblsp. lemon juice+1 Tblsp. sake] Blend dressing ingredients well in food processor and chill dressing.

Trim woody ends of a bunch of asparagus off (use woody ends for stock.) Wash asparagus, and drain. On a grill pan (OR an outside grill) coated with a thin layer of corn oil grill asparagus, turning often.

Pipe white dressing onto serving plate. Top with grilled asparagus. Give a grind of pepper and serve.

Mmmmm…I love all the asparagus dishes, but I will never tire of this one!


One comment

  1. Looks so goooood!

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