Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Almonds, Parmesan and Meyer Lemon

Source: Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso

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It was demonstrated at CUESA’s Market to Table program on April 3, 2010.

Serves 4-6


1 teaspoon minced shallot
4 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice plus zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

1 bunch asparagus, peeled
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 pound oyster mushrooms, trimmed
 ¼ cup toasted almonds
2 cups mizuna, washed and dried
2 ounces parmesan cheese, shaved


For the vinaigrette

Whisk first five ingredients together, season to taste with salt and pepper.

For the salad

  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Put asparagus in a single layer on a sheet tray, toss with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon thyme leaves; season with salt and pepper. Put mushrooms on a second sheet tray in a single layer, drizzle with remaining olive oil and thyme leaves; season with salt and pepper. Roast mushrooms and asparagus until lightly caramelized and cooked through. Remove from oven and set mushrooms aside. Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces when cool.

  2. Toss mushrooms, asparagus, and almonds with vinaigrette.  Add mizuna leaves right before serving, toss gently and top with shaved parmesean cheese. Serve.


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