story to come...let's just say some times creepy guys can have good recommendations.
here's a way i love to eat asparagus.
Finally found the recipe by listening to some chic on NPR.
Asparagus w/mustard vinegrette
Cut away tough stems
Boil or blanch for 2-4 minutes in salted water
Remove with tongs
Crush a medium clove of garlic to a paste
Add ¼ tsp. kosher sea salt
Stir in 1 TBSP red wine vinegar
Use a fork to blend 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Gently stir in 2-3 TBSP of good olive oil
To create a light emulsion
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Drizzle a table spoon over the asparagus
To liven things up…try some:
Chopped green onion; or
Fresh mint; or
I would recommend all three at the same time. But if you do, let me know how it turns out.