So I am going to make us something that just subtly enhances the beautiful fresh nutty flavor of this wonderful vegetable and keeps its shape.
Cold Asparagus Salad with a raspberry vinaigrette
1 Bunch of fresh asparagus (snapped at the ends to remove the hard stalky part)
2 Tbsp Raspberry Vinegar
2 Tbsp OO
1 Tbsp Honey
Salt and pepper
Shake the above in a glass jar till the mixture thickens.
Blanch the asparagus in boiling salt water for 3-4 minutes. Drain and submerge the asparagus in ice cold water for about 5 minutes. This will instantly stop the cooking process and keep the asparagus green. Drain and chill the asparagus for a couple of hours.
Toss with the vinaigrette and serve chilled.