Asparagus can be cooked many different ways, but using sous vide can remove most of the timing pressure. I especially like using sous vide on the thicker asparagus, since the lower temperature allows it to cook through without overcooking the outsides. For this recipe I like to combine the cooked asparagus with some olive oil infused with shallots and garlic then top it all off with some tarragon and lemon zest.
If you like this recipe and want to use sous vide to prepare nutritious and flavorful food, then my new book is perfect for you! Healthy Sous Vide has more than 70 flavorful, stress-free recipes with full nutritional information that will have you eating great and amazing your friends and family.
Want more great content like this? My free Sous Vide Quick Start course will help you get the most out of sous vide. You can start consistently creating amazing food with sous vide today!
Preheat the water bath to 183°F (83.9°C).
Salt and pepper the asparagus and put in the sous vide bag. Seal the bag and place it in the water bath. Cook the asparagus for 10 to 30 minutes, until heated through and tender.
For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.
Combine all the ingredients in a pot over medium heat. Heat until the shallots and garlic just begin to sizzle then reduce the heat and let steep for about 15 minutes.
Remove the asparagus from the bag and place on a plate. Spoon the shallot oil, along with the shallots and garlic, on top. Sprinkle with the tarragon and lemon zest. Grate some fresh parmesan cheese over the top, then serve.
Healthy Sous Vide is the latest cookbook from Jason Logsdon, the best selling author of 10 sous vide and modernist cookbooks, and it shares many of his favorite recipes developed over the years so you can eat nutritious, flavor-packed meals that taste amazing. If you are a looking for a way to boost the flavor of your healthy meals, this book will help you create amazing food that your friends and family will love!