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    Asparagus Parmesan Garlic Spears

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    23 mins

    20 mins

    3 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This is a wonderful recipe for asparagus, you can cook the asparagus hours or even a day in advance and refrigerate, just warm the spears slightly in the microwave before placing them in the baking dish and broiling them. Adjust the amount of garlic to taste.

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    1. 1
      Butter a shallow broiler-proof casserole dish.
    2. 2
      Cook the fresh asparagus in boiling lightly salted water until crisp-tender (about 3-4 minutes) drain and plunge into cool water, drain again and pat dry well with paper towels.
    3. 3
      Arrange the asparagus spears in a buttered baking dish.
    4. 4
      Set oven to broil heat.
    5. 5
      In a bowl beat butter with Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic, lemon juice and black pepper until well combined, then season with salt.
    6. 6
      Dollup/drop the butter mixture over the asparagus in the baking dish by heaping teaspoonfuls.
    7. 7
      Broil until topping browns (watch closely to avoid burning!) about 2-3 minutes.
    8. 8
      Best served hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2006


      I had really, really THIN asparagus, so I skipped the blanching part (we like crisp veggies anyway). It came out perfectly. Even THE PICKY ONE had 2nds! I do recommend having the butter at room temp for easier blending. ;) Thanks, KITZ!!

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    • on June 19, 2006


      Yum! I made 1/2 of the recipe, which would call for 3 1/2 T butter. I used only 2 T and with the butter that is already in the prepared dish, it was plenty. I loved how the cheese makes a crust. It seals all the other ingredients onto the asparagus and doesn't just flavor it and then run off to the bottom of the dish. DS even liked them and that is a miracle in and of itself. He would never even try asparagus. Served with Balsamic Roasted Onions and Potatoes Balsamic Roasted Onions and Potatoes, beef fillet with a peppercorn sauce. Made a great Fathers Day Dinner. Thanks KITTENCAL. Another winner!

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    • on June 17, 2006


      We are big asparagus fans in our house and this was pretty good. We loved the flavor, but the double-cooking kind of made them a little overdone. We opted to steam them because we like them every so slightly crisp, but they still got a little overdone for our tastes. Next time, we'll steam them a little less before moving on to the other steps... great taste and our kids and guests loved it!

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus Parmesan Garlic Spears

    Serving Size: 1 (185 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 309.2
    Calories from Fat 232
    Total Fat 25.8 g
    Saturated Fat 16.1 g
    Cholesterol 69.9 mg
    Sodium 434.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 10.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 12.6 g

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