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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Asparagus With Curry Dip

This is a perfect appetizer for your Easter Dinner. Set this out with a pretty plate of deviled eggs and it should keep the crowd happy until you finish dinner.

Asparagus With Curry Dip
8-10 servings
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2 pounds fresh asparagus
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup good mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream (you can use all mayonnaise if you like)
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1. Lay the asparagus on a cutting board and line up the tips, then cut off the bottoms evenly and discard. Fill a large skillet with about 2-inches of water. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus all at once and cook for about 3 minutes, until the spears are tender but still have texture. Drain immediately, roll in a tea towel, and store in the refrigerator until serving time.

2. Make the curry dip. Stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream curry powder, and lemon juice in a small glass bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and keep chilled until serving time.

3. Serve chilled on a pretty platter.


  1. Curry intrigues me so, but I do have an anti-curry in the house. Maybe I shall start with this dip at dinner on Sunday. thanks.

  2. Now this sounds yummy! I wish the Pres would eat things like this rather than just Chicken Wings!...:)JP

  3. Yes !! When our asparagus gets to goin', I'll be making this! Thanks Bev! :)

  4. For about the 100th time, I wished I lived closer to you. This time it's kind of a silly reason ... Nyssa (the dog) LOVES the asparagus trimmings ... and the rest of us love asparagus. Sounds yummy for all!


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