Got a couple of cans of asparagus you don’t know what to do with? Or maybe you picked up some fresh asparagus in the produce aisle. Here’s how to make a nice asparagus dish for potluck. This is pretty much cooked asparagus in something called an Allemande sauce. I toned it down a bit from the French version of an Allemande and made one spice substitution, but it’s close enough to call it an Allemande sauce.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp George Washington chicken style broth powder
- salt (to taste)
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp paprika
- 2 cans asparagus
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup evaporated milk
- ½ cup water
- Melt butter in large skillet
- Stir in flower until it thickens
- Add evaporated milk and all spices
- Add water and lemon juice till sauce is the right consistency
- Drain asparagus and add to sauce. If using fresh asparagus, boil if first till tender then add to Allemende sauce.
- Heat till bubbling slightly.
Pour the mixture into a serving dish. Garnish with sprigs of parsley. Can be reheated on Sabbath before potluck. It’s a different take on asparagus but if you can get a couple of cans on sale, it’s a nice and unexpected addition to your potluck repertoire and won't break your budget.
© 2017 by Tom King