Asparagus With Basil-Parmesan Butter

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by nsomniak6

This is amazing! I can't seem to make my asparagus any other way now. It came from Bon Appétit magazine. I also use Parmesan-Reggiano.

Top Review by Sonata

Thanks for posting this. The topping is delicious. I'm on a lime kick right now, so I subbed lime juice for the lemon juice and we really enjoyed the mix of flavors. Even the 2-year-old willingly ate this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well.
  2. Arrange asparagus on broilerproof platter. Preheat broiler.
  3. Beat butter in medium bowl until fluffy.
  4. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Drop butter mixture by teaspoonfuls over asparagus.
  6. Broil asparagus until topping browns, watching closely to avoid burning, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

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