Asparagus with Red Pepper Mayonnaise

  • SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients

  1. 1 pound medium asparagus, trimmed
  2. 1/2 cup drained bottled roasted red peppers (pimientos)
  3. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  4. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  5. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. In a medium skillet, combine the asparagus and 1/2 cup of water. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat and cook until the water is evaporated, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, puree the red peppers in a food processor. Add the mayonnaise and process until blended. Season with salt and black pepper and transfer to a small bowl.
  3. Add the oil to the asparagus and sauté over moderately high heat, turning until lightly colored, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter and serve with the red pepper mayonnaise.

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