Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 21 minutes
- 2 bunches asparagus, about 2 lbs. or 20 spears
- alioli sauce
This asparagus with alioli recipe makes 4-6 servings.
Trim off the ends of the asparagus and remove any blemishes. Boil water in a pan with a steamer. When water is boiling, place asparagus in the steamer. Steam asparagus for 5-8 minutes. Be sure to keep your eye on the time. If you cook the asparagus too long, it will turn soggy, instead of being slightly crisp.
Remove the asparagus spears from the steamer and drain, allowing them to cool. Once they are about room temperature, you can serve them immediately or cover and chill in the refrigerator. Be sure to cover them, so that they do not dry out.Make the Alioli Sauce - When you are ready to serve, arrange the asparagus on a platter. Drizzle the alioli sauce over the asparagus and serve.
Alioli on the Side
If some of your guests do not enjoy garlic, serve the alioli on the side in a small bowl and let guests to serve themselves. If you decide to serve the sauce on the side, we recommend you make a little extra sauce because garlic lovers will probably use the alioli sauce on the asparagus and everything else on the menu!