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Asparagus With Cream Sauce

My grandmother, "Nonnie", loved asparagus. She loved it even more with this lemony, mustardy cream sauce on it...and I do too. We made it together on her last Easter.

Prep
Cook
Serves 6people
Ingredients
2
lb fresh asparagus
1
tbsp butter
1 1/2
tbsp flour
1/2
cup chicken broth
1/2
cup half-and-half
2
tbsp dijon mustard
1
tsp lemon juice
1/4
tsp freshly ground black pepper
Directions
1.
Snap the ends of the asparagus, place in a microwave safe dish with a small amount of water. Cover with plastic wrap and cook in the microwave 6-8 minutes. Drain and arrange on a serving dish.
2.
Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 min, stirring continually. Gradually add chicken broth and half-and-half. Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Stir in mustard, lemon juice and pepper. Pour over asparagus.

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