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Asparagus with Mustard Sauce Recipe

Asparagus with Mustard Sauce Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings

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

  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.