Asparagus with White Truffle Aïoli
Yield: Makes 8 servings
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 egg yolks*
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- 3 tablespoons white truffle oil
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3 pounds fresh asparagus
- Garnish: lemon zest
- Pulse garlic clove in a food processor or blender 3 to 4 times or until chopped. Add egg yolks, lemon juice, salt, and pepper; process until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. With processor running, gradually add truffle oil and olive oil in a slow, steady stream, processing until thickened.
- Snap off tough ends of asparagus spears. Cook asparagus, covered, in boiling salted water to cover 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process, and drain. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. Garnish, if desired. Serve with aïoli.
- *One-fourth cup egg substitute may be used in place of the egg yolks. Two tablespoons warm water may be added to thin aïoli.
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