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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