This is really an elegant tasting recipe. White asparagus has such a delicate flavor that you wouldn’t want to over-power. The toasted almonds were a delicious condiment that we look forward to enjoying again.

Asparagus Almondine

Serving Size: 4


  • 2 lb. fresh white asparagus.
  • pinch salt
  • pinch sugar
  • 1/4 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup of fine olive oil
  • splash lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch white pepper


  1. Peel the fresh asparagus with a vegetable peeler.
  2. Brig a large pot or pan of water to boil.
  3. Add the pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar.
  4. Carefully lay the asparagus in the pan and cook until al dente.
  5. Drain the asparagus.
  6. Pour the olive oil in a skillet.
  7. Cook the almonds over a low heat, stirring frequently, until they turn golden brown (takes about five min).
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Add the lemon juice, salt and almond extract.
  10. Pour over hot asparagus.
  11. Serve.


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