Mushroom Barley and Roasted Aspargus Medley

From Food Network titled Salad not medley. I have doubled the ingredients. I am preparing the barley 24 hours ahead and finishing the asparagus just before dinner. Prep time 20 min, inactive 1 hour, cook 40 min.

Yield: 12 servings
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  • 1 1/2 cup(s) pearl barley rinsed
  • 4 sprig(s) thyme plus 2 tbs minced leaves fresh
  • 6 sprig(s) flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 wheel(s) lemons zest large strips
  • 20 ounce(s) button mushrooms 8 cups trim, thin sliced
  • 2/3 cup(s) lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 4 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper fresh
  • 2/3 cup(s) evoo plus more for asparagus
  • 1 whole(s) shallot
  • 4 bunch(es) asparagus, about 4 pounds woody stems trimmed


  1. 1, Cover barley with few inches of water and salt generously. Tie Thyme, parsley, bay
  2. leaf w/twine and add to pot with lemon zest. Simmer about 30 minutes, drain, remove herbs and zest.
  3. 2. Meanwhile toss mushroom with 4 tbs lemon juice an 1 tsp salt in large bowl. Make vinagrette; add shallot last.
  4. 3. Toss mushroom, barley and dressing together. Stir in the chopped herbs. Set aside for flavors to meld.
  5. 4.Preheat oven to 450*
  6. 5. Spread spears in single layer in shallow baking pan, drizzle with ooil, sprinkle with salt, roll to coat evenly. roast about 10 min giving pan a good shake half way through. spread asparagus on platter, son barley medley on top.
April 2012

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