*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                     ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH ORANGE VINAIGRETTE
 
 Recipe By     :NATHALIE DUPREE COOKS SHOW#ND7095
 Serving Size  :      Preparation Time :
 Categories    :New Text Import
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/4  cup           red wine vinegar
      1/4  cup           orange juice
        2  tablespoons   grated orange peel, -- no white attached
        2                garlic cloves, -- chopped
        1  tablespoon    finely chopped fresh ginger
        1  tablespoon    Dijon mustard
        1  tablespoon    finely chopped tarragon
 	      1  teaspoon      finely chopped lemon balm, lemon thyme, -- or
       lemon verb
        1  cup           olive oil
                         Salt, freshly ground black pepper & sugar
        3  pounds        asparagus
 
 
 In a medium bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, orange juice, orange
 peel, garlic, ginger, mustard, tarragon, and lemon balm. Slowly whisk in
 the olive oil until thick. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste. Peel the
 asparagus if larger than a pencil. Cut off any woody ends. Place in a large
 frying pan of boiling water, being sure that the water covers. (Cook in
 batches if necessary and bring the water back to the boil with each batch.)
 Boil 3 to 5 minutes until tender. Drain. May be done ahead to this point.
 Pour salad dressing over asparagus and serve hot or cold.
 
 Yield: 10 to 12 servings
 
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