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A springtime delicacy worth going out of your way to find.
Authored by: Ludwig van Food
Estimated Cost: $10
Difficulty: Easy
Suggested Beverage: Sparkling Wine
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine German
Servings 4 people
Calories 36

Equipment and Supplies


  • 1 pound white asparagus, peeled and woody ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado, or granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper, ground


Blanch the asparagus

  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the sugar and lemon juice, stir.
    1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 tablespoon turbinado
  • Drop the asparagus in and blanch for 4-5minutes, a little longer if the stalks are super thick.
    1 pound white asparagus
  • Drain and season white pepper and with sea salt, if desired.
    ½ teaspoon white pepper

Make the pesto - see below


    Yes, you can make this recipe with green asparagus. It will, however, be very, very green. And we know it's not easy being green.

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