Asparagus Sauce, Making

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

When setting aside asparagus pieces before puréeing, choose only the tips, which are usually the most tender part of the stalk and the most attractive.

Preparing Asparagus
Hold the asparagus stalk in both hands and press with your thumbs toward the thicker end. Snap off the woody base and discard.

Making Purée
Cook asparagus pieces in boiling water until crisp-tender. Blend all but 1 cup with the reserved cooking water in a blender or food processor to a chunky purée.