Asparagus And Mushroom Sauce With Caramelized Shallots
Asparagus Mushrooms Sauces
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Title: Asparagus and mushroom sauce with caramelized shallots
Yield: 2 Servings
1 lb Medium asparagus; tough ends
-snapped off spears halved
-lengthwise then cut
-diagonally into 1-inch
1/4 c Olive oil
4 lg Shallots; thinly sliced
1/2 lb Button mushrooms; or cremini
-mushrooms brushed clean and
Ground black pepper
1. Bring 1 inch of water to boil in large pot. Put asparagus in
steamer basket, then carefully place steamer basket in pot. Cover and
medium-high heat until asparagus is just tender, about 2 minutes.
asparagus and set aside. Reserve 1 cup of the asparagus steaming
2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add shallots- saute,
stirring occasionally to separate rings, until crisp and light brown,
about 10 minutes. Add mushrooms, increase heat to medium-high, and
until they soften and release their juices, about 5 minutes longer.
Season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste.
3. Add asparagus and reserved cooking liquid. Simmer until asparagus
is heated through and sauce has thickened a bit, about 2 minutes
longer. Adjust seasonings.
Cook's Illustrated, Mar./Apr. 1995, Page 11. Credit: Jack Bishop.
Nationality: Italian Course: pasta sauce Season: spring Methods:
steamed, sauted, boiled, stirred and simmered
Start to Finish 30 minutes Preparation 5 minutes Attention 20 minutes
Finishing a minute or less
NOTES : Enough for 1 pound of pasta. If pencil thin asparagus are
available, they don't need to be halved, but thicker asparagus should
be sliced in half, and very thick pieces need to be quartered. You
may add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese when you toss the sauce with pasta,
preferably linguine, then offer extra Parmesan at the table. Recipe
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