Perfect! I couldn't believe how good this was. Very simple and very quick, but oh so delicious.
I made this recipe exactly as called for, except that I diagonally cut the asparagus in 1" lengths. I cooked the pieces for 3 minutes as directed in the recipe, plunged them into the ice water, then drained and bagged them and refrigerated them overnight. The following day, Easter, I finished the recipe as directed 5 minutes before dinner. The dish was beautiful, perfectly cooked - served with the "Easter Dinner in the Dining Room" menu of baked ham and scalloped potatoes. Everyone loved it, many asked for the recipe - I will definitely make this recipe again. I think cutting the spears into diagonal pieces made it easier to handle and cook, easier to place into the serving dish, and easier to serve - especially for children. And it made a prettier presentation than the spears.
A great way to 'perk up' plain old asparagus for a dinner party.