Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Asparagus & Sriracha Cream Sauce

It's that time of year!!  I love spring and summer when all of the farmer's markets come out offering amazingly fresh produce at great prices.  It's strange to think that just a few months ago the price for asparagus was around $5.99 lb!!  There's definitely something to be said for eating what's in season :)  The cream sauce is quite delish and refreshing too.  I make mine using plain Greek yogurt and it turns out perfectly everytime.  Also I prefer to use full fat Greek yogurt it tastes better to me and it fills me up if I decided to have this dish as a snack.  Basically anyone who loves Sriracha ends up loving this recipe!!

Chilled Asparagus & Sriracha Cream Sauce

1lb Fresh Asparagus
1 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp Sriracha
1 Tsp Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Onion Powder

Our first step is to blanch the asparagus, prep a large bowl of ice water and set aside.  Start by rinsing and trimming the asparagus and bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Once at a rolling boil toss in your asparagus and allow it to cook for about 5 minutes or until it is a vibrant green color.  Remove the asparagus spears and submerge them in the ice water.  This will stop the cooking process and leave you with crisp, fresh, tasty asparagus!  Towel dry the asparagus arrange it on your serving dish and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Mix all of your remaining ingredients together taste and add more Sriracha if needed.  Cover mixture and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.  Enjoy!! :)

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