Asparagus with Wasabi-Mayonnaise Dip

You can substitute wasabi powder for the wasabi paste in this recipe, but we find that the paste imparts a fresher flavor. Force the wasabi[ powder through a very fine sieve before using.]

Total Time:
15 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds thin to medium asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi paste
Directions

Blanch asparagus in 2 batches in a large saucepan of boiling salted water 1 minute. Transfer to a colander and rinse under cold running water to stop cooking. Drain well and pat dry.

Whisk together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, and wasabi paste until sugar is dissolved.

Serve asparagus with dip.


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