Asparagus with Honey Garlic Sauce

YIELD: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

1 lb. fresh asparagus
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup dark ale or dark beer
1/3 cup honey
1 clove garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed dried thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS

Add asparagus to boiling, salted water (about 1-inch) and cook, covered, about 2 minutes or until barely tender. Drain. Combine mustard, ale, honey, garlic, thyme and salt; mix well. Pour over cooked asparagus.