Thai Inspired Asparagus with Fried Lemon Rounds

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Thai Inspired Asparagus with Fried Lemon Rounds

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 jalapeƱo seeded and minced
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill minced
  • 1/4 cup basil minced
  • 2 tbsp chili paste or crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated
  • 2 tsp fresh lemongrass minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

For the sauce: 1 Meyer lemon

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Walnut oil about an inch on a pan for frying

Instructions
 

  • Trim asparagus and steam until al dente. Blanch in ice water to stop the cooking process.
  • In a small bowl, add all ingredients for the sauce and mix until well combined.
  • Drain the asparagus from the water used to blanch and place in a bowl. Pour the prepared sauce over the asparagus.
  • To prepare the lemons, slice a Meyer lemon very thinly.
  • In a small bowl, mix the flour, salt and pepper.
  • Dip each lemon slice in the egg, and then the flour and repeat so its on both sides.
  • Heat oil in the pan for frying. Fry coated lemon slices until it browns. Lay on paper towel to drain excess oil. Top the asparagus with them and enjoy!
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