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Asparagus with Mustard Sauce

 Asparagus with Mustard Sauce
Here in Iowa, asparagus patches grow wild along the roads. My husband and I often go asparagus hunting on Saturday and Sunday mornings. A tangy mustard sauce complements the fresh asparagus in this easy recipe. -Nancy Hasbrouck Ida Grove, Iowa
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Place asparagus in a shallow baking dish; dot with butter. Sprinkle
  • with salt and pepper. Cover and bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes
  • or until tender.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Cover
  • and microwave on high for 1 to 1-1/4 minutes or until heated
  • through. Serve with asparagus. Yield: 6-8 servings.