Tuesday, September 8, 2009

hot mustard asparagus

my mom is a pretty cool chick. she is super supportive of my vegan lifestyle, and that's saying a lot considering we live in the heart of meat and potatoes land. she's always willing to go out for a vegetarian or vegan meal, and even requested veggie sushi for mother's day. this year she went to ireland and managed to bring back some vegan hot irish mustard from avoca pantry - which rocks because i love mustard and i love spicy foods. so hats off to my mom and all her rockin'ness.

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons hot irish mustard*
  • 2 tablespoons hot scottish mustard*
i saved a few pounds of the asparagus that my brother gave me, so i this made from thawed asparagus (notice they are less stiff). however, i can say that i'm mighty impressed with how well they taste after a month or two of being frozen. cut the woody ends off your asparagus and coat with at least three tablespoons of hot mustard (*work with what you have, but make it spicy)! i also had some hot scottish mustard from arran, and the two worked very well together. if you are using fresh asparagus, you may need to add a little olive oil if necessary or reduce baking time.

if using frozen (and thawed) asparagus, bake for 25 minutes on 375°f, flipping once. kick the broiler on high for about 5 minutes and spread a little additional mustard on top before serving.

15 comments:

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Moms are the best, aren't they? :)

iRaw said...

YaY for moms and YaY for hot mustard! Excellent combination.

T said...

That sounds amazing! I'm all about trying more with asparagus than just garlic + olive oil (although, that is also very good.)

The Voracious Vegan said...

What an amazing post! I love asparagus and I love spicy mustard! The combination sounds stellar.

5 Star Foodie said...

The hot mustard sounds great! I'm going to have to request that my husband brings it from Ireland when he goes next time.

jessy said...

so awesome that your mom is so supportive of your veganism ms. v.! that rocks so hard! she is too awesome! yay! i’m a mustard lover as well and i can’t believe i’ve never thought to try asparagus ‘n mustard together. i cannot wait to make this! thanks, miss v.!

Bianca said...

Yum! I always fall into the roasted asparagus with salt and olive oil routine, but I'd LOVE to try eating it with a mustard sauce. Especially a spicy one. Yea for Miss V's mom!

aTxVegn said...

My mom is cool like that too and I love it. Your post is kinda coincidental because I have been craving mustard like crazy lately! I didn't make anything blogworthy though. You were smart to freeze your asparagus!

Mike K said...

This looks great! I love asparagus, and hot mustard sounds like an awesome combination - so cool that your mom brought some back from Ireland!

Jeni Treehugger said...

Ooooh LOVE Asparagus and LOVE Mustard too. Winning combination if you ask me! Your mom sounds awesome.
:)

Sal said...

yum this sounds aces, I love asparagus.

Lauren said...

Great combo! I can't believe I haven't had asparagus barely at all this Summer! What the heck? :)

Jen said...

this sounds great! where in sam heck do i get those specialty mustids you speak of?

the pizza from the previous post looks awesome as well.

veggievixen said...

thanks for your comment! the ranch i made is actually not bottled. it comes powdered in a little packet. it's pretty good, but i always say that homemade is better!

Vegetation said...

Asparagus + mustard = match made in heaven! YUM!