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    Asparagus Gratin...fancy and Good!

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    kiwidutch's Note:

    No other vegetable signals spring like asparagus. In this recipe, it makes for a rich, creamy side dish that's beyond delicious. We love it with a simple roast chicken. Please note: this is an adopted recipe and I hope to make it soonest. If you make it before I do, I would appreciate feedback, Thanks ! ZWT REGION:Italy.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Butter a 2- to 2 1/2-quart shallow ceramic flameproof baking dish.
    2. 2
      Cook asparagus in a 5- to 6-quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain in a colander, then transfer to baking dish and keep warm, tightly covered with foil.
    4. 4
      Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until foam subsides, then cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, about 3 minutes.
    5. 5
      Add bread and pine nuts and cook, stirring, until browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add pepper, 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing to combine.
    6. 6
      Preheat broiler.
    7. 7
      Toss warm asparagus with mascarpone, remaining 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until combined well.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle bread-crumb mixture evenly over asparagus. Broil 5 to 7 inches from heat until topping is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 28, 2008

      45

      Simple to make and tasty too - can't beat that combination for an excellent dinner. Thanks for sharing!

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    • on March 13, 2008

      55

      Made this last season yet forgot to review until now. This is a lovely dish that will impress your guests, yet is simple to prepare. To cut costs (I'm kind of a tightwad!) when cooking for just hubby and myself, I have used cream cheese in place of the mascarpone and regular Parmesan cheese and it was still delicious! Thanks kiwidutch.

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    • on March 10, 2007

      55

      Oh my, this really was good. Such a nice change from the same old asparagus dish. If you haven't tried it yet, you should. It was so easy to make and flavorful. I followed the recipe exactly. The only differences were that I microwaved my asparagus instead of boiling it and I cut my bread into 1/2 inch cubes - more like croutons. I don't think that changed the overall taste much, if at all. Thanks Kiwi! I will make this one again and again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Gratin...fancy and Good!

    Serving Size: 1 (309 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 357.8
     
    Calories from Fat 211
    59%
    Total Fat 23.5 g
    36%
    Saturated Fat 7.8 g
    39%
    Cholesterol 25.5 mg
    8%
    Sodium 738.5 mg
    30%
    Total Carbohydrate 27.0 g
    9%
    Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
    21%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 14.5 g
    28%

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    mascarpone cheese

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