Lemony Asparagus and New Potatoes

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Lemony Asparagus and New Potatoes
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Thu, 03-29-2012 - 9:47am

Lemony Asparagus and New Potatoes

(recipe from BH&G)

1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus spears

16 whole tiny new potatoes, unpeeled and cut into quarters

4 teaspoons olive oil or cooking oil

1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

Fresh thyme (optional)

Directions:

1. Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus. If desired, scrape off scales. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Set aside.

2. In a 2-quart saucepan cook the potatoes, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 12 minutes. Add asparagus. Cook, covered, about 4 minutes more or until asparagus is crisp-tender and potatoes are tender; drain. Transfer to a serving bowl.

3. Meanwhile, for dressing, combine the olive oil, shredded lemon peel, salt, and thyme. Add to the vegetables, tossing gently to coat. If desired, garnish with sprigs of thyme. Serve warm. Makes 8 side-dish servings

Make-Ahead Tips: Prepare dressing; cover and chill up to 24 hours. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before using.

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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 4:00pm

Bumping this up 'cause for some reason I thought about it for this

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Registered: 01-31-2001
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 4:39pm
Yes it does look good doesn't it. I was not thinking asparagus but it might make things easier over the weekend. I like that the dressing can be made ahead. If you try it before i try it I hope you enjoy it.
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Wed, 04-04-2012 - 3:15pm
You're welcome! Nice to try something different every so often...
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Registered: 01-31-2001
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 9:28pm
I was in a big hurry this morning and could not find any asparagus. I guess they sold out. Pity.
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