Asparagus with Cream Sauce Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Directions
Nap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Arrange asparagus spears in serving dish and keep warm.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat; add flour, stirring until smooth. Gradually stir in chicken broth and half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 1 minute. Whisk in mustard, lemon juice, and pepper. Spoon sauce over asparagus. Serve immediately.

Serves 6 to 8.

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