SPRING VEGETABLES IN A WHITE WINE SAUTE

This is not so much a recipe as a method.  With all of the Organic Local Asparagus available, we have been eating it every which way - so delicious!  Wouldn't it be great if fresh Asparagus was available with baby summer squashes?  Yumm!
15 fresh Organic Asparagus Spears
5 large carrots, sliced in half, then sliced in half again
4 large crimini mushrooms sliced
1 large shallot, halved then sliced
juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon
splash of white wine
2 Tblsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tblsp. butter
salt and pepper
3 Tblsp. diced Fresh Chives
To a pot of boiling water, add the carrots, and simmer for 2 minutes.  With a slotted spoon, remove the carrots to a bowl of ice water to cool.  Then add the asparagus spears to the boiling water, and simmer lid on 1 1/2 minutes.  Remove, and add to a bowl of ice water to cool.  Drain the vegetables, and place onto a platter lined with paper towel to absorb any excess water.
Heat up a frying pan on medium heat with the olive oil and the butter.  Once melted, add in the mushroom slices and shallot, sauteing until the mushrooms are golden in color - about 5-7 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.
Add in the carrots, continuing to saute, 2 minutes.
Add in a good splash of white wine, tossing to coat, then add in the asparagus, and gently saute so the tops do not break - for about 3-4 minutes.  Taste for seasonings and if needed add more salt and pepper, then squeeze in the juice of 1/2 a fresh lemon, tossing to coat.  Sprinkle the diced fresh chives over top of the dish and serve hot with any main dish.

Ina Gawne
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6 comments on “SPRING VEGETABLES IN A WHITE WINE SAUTE”

  1. When the ingredients are fresh, nothing more is needed. Like blanching then first - if we find more asparagus this week I'm trying it...

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