a simple, healthy recipe for Asparagus inspired by the alchemy of Ayurveda
Rinse asparagus and cut-off or snap off the hard, dried and tough ends of each spear. Set aside.
in a small bowl muddle thyme (remove stems), lemon zest, salt, black pepper and toasted coriander power to release the essential oils. Then whisk in the olive oil and the lemon juice. If using a jar give it a good shake. Set aside (if using ghee it will need to be melted)
fill a saute pan with about 2 inches of water and place on medium-high heat. When the water begins to simmer, add in the prepped asparagus and cover for about minute or 2. Lay the spears flat for even cooking. If the pan is not big enough, steam in batches. once the asparagus is slightly pliable, turn-off the stove and continue to cook covered—for another minute or so. After 3-4 minutes of total cook time, the spears will bend with more ease, and still have a crunch. This will prevent overcooking. The color will be bright green. Drain the excess water.
then toss the asparagus with the dressing directly in the pan, sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and serve immediately.
one medium heat, warm a saute pan, then add the ghee or olive oil. When the fat is warm, add in the thyme sprigs, black pepper and coriander powder (if it's not pre-toasted) Saute for 20 seconds or so on medium heat to infuse the oil with thyme and slightly toast the spices.
Then, add the prepped asparagus——it is okay if they are a little wet, it will create some steam and aide the cooking process. Cook the asparagus for about 3 minutes—shaking the pan to rotate the spears, you can also use tongs. If coriander powder is pre-toasted, add it now, along with the salt. Toss for about a minute. Turn off the stove and finish with a big squeeze of lemon juice and zest. this will also de-glaze the pan. Then sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds.
Serve in the pan if eating immediately or transfer to a serving dish to slow down the cooking process and prevent overcooking.
Thyme For Coriander & Asparagus https://chitchaaatchai.com/food/thyme-coriander-asparagus/