What a nice idea! Yes, I think that roasting the asparagus first is an excellent idea! Here’s Ed’s recipe. He’s in two episodes of Columbo – briefly in How To Dial a Murder, then later as the villain in Undercover.
Ed Begley’s Citrus Dressed Asparagus
1 pound asparagus, tough stem ends removed
4 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons orange juice
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Cut asparagus into three-inch pieces, steam until crisp-tender. Set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, blend lemon juice, olive oil, orange juice, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. To serve, arrange asparagus on a platter, then drizzle with dressing.
The Cooking With Columbo book launch date less than a week away – eek! Excitement is mounting and I’ve been getting lots of great photos of the Johnny Cash Chili people all around the world are making for the Columbo Bowl cook-along. So much fun!
There is still time to cook up a batch of Johnny’s chili and be in with a chance to win this finger puppet and many other prizes! Here’s a link to the recipe – both veggie and meat versions – join us!