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Sous Vide Asparagus Recipe with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

Asparagus cooked sous vide is similar to blanched asparagus but ends up with a stronger flavor and slightly firmer texture. Because asparagus is so tender to start with you only need a short cooking time, usually 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus. For thicker asparagus it can be helpful to peel off the tougher outer layer and they might need a little longer in the water bath.

Asparagus and Dijon mustard pair really well so I make a simple Dijon vinaigrette to dress the finished asparagus with. It adds tangy base flavors while not overpowering the asparagus itself.

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  • Sous Vide Machine
  • Xanthan Gum (Optional)
  • Beginners Guide to Sous Vide
  • Guide to Modernist Emulsifying Technique
  • Guide to Thickening Technique
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    Sous Vide Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

    • Published: December 18, 2014
    • By Jason Logsdon
    • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    • Total Time: 40 Minutes
    • Cooks: 183°F (83.9°C) for 10 to 30 minutes
    • Serves: 2 to 4 as a side

    Sous Vide Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Ingredients

    For the Asparagus

    1 bunch asparagus
    Salt and pepper

    For the Dijon Vinaigrette

    1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
    1 tablespoon lemon juice
    11/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    1/4 cup olive oil
    2 tablespoons chopped tarragon
    Salt and pepper

    To Assemble

    Tarragon leaves, chopped

    Sous Vide Asparagus with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette Instructions

    For the Asparagus

    At least 10 to 30 minutes before serving

    Preheat the water bath to 183°F (83.9°C).

    Place the asparagus in a sous vide bag, trying to keep the thickness of the bag less than 1" (25mm) for even cooking. Salt and pepper the asparagus then seal the bag. Place in the water bath and cook for 10 to 30 minutes.

    Once the asparagus is tender remove it from the bag.

    For the Dijon Vinaigrette

    At least 20 minutes before serving

    Combine all the ingredients and whisk or blend together. The vinaigrette can be made several hours ahead of time and re-whisked just before serving.

    To Assemble

    Place the asparagus on a plate and drizzle the Dijon mustard vinaigrette over the top. Sprinkle the tarragon on top and serve.

    Modernist Notes

    I almost always thicken the vinaigrette by blending in 0.2% to 0.3% xanthan gum. It really clings to the asparagus a lot better with the addition of the xanthan gum.

    If you like this recipe you can get it and more than 85 other inspiring recipes to get you on your way to sous vide success. It's all in my best selling book Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Sous Vide - Get Your Copy Today!

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    Sous Vide Asparagus Recipe with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

    PT40M Ingredients: 1 bunch asparagus Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 11/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped tarragon Salt and pepper To Assemble Tarragon leaves chopped
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    Sous vide asparagus is similar to blanched asparagus but ends up with a stronger flavor and slightly firmer texture. It only needs a short cooking time unless the asparagus is really thick.
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