• Patricia H. Arnazzi

Asparagus or Tian Men Dong

Asparagus is a veggie packed with good nutrition. Great source of vitamin K , which in turn it is great for our bones, it is also a natural diuretic, anti-oxidant, fiber-packed food, which contains large amounts of vitamin E, folate and other such vitamins.

Here is a favorite recipe of mine to make Asparagus a tasty side dish for my meals.


Mustard Roasted Asparagus


1 pound of asparagus

1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard

Olive oil

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

Salt

1 tablespoon of lemon juice (optional)


How to:

Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit degrees

Wash asparagus stalks well

Chop the bottoms of the asparagus stalks and discard

In a bowl, mix the mustard, salt, horseradish and olive oil, whisking until blended

Pour the mixture over the asparagus and thoroughly coat them

Bake for 15 minutes until soft, tossing them once or twice while cooking

Serve hot with lemon-crusted salmon for instance. Yummy!