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    Asparagus With Lemon-Basil Gouda Cheese Sauce

    Asparagus With Lemon-Basil Gouda Cheese Sauce. Photo by Skipper/Sy

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    Skipper/Sy's Note:

    Fresh bright green asparagus is just wonderful and adding a nice cheese and lemon flavored sauce, topped with sun dried tomatoes and pine nuts… not only is an appealing dish to the eye, but tasty as well! This recipe was made especially for the RSC# 11 contest.

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    1. 1
      Place the asparagus in a microwave proof plate, sprinkle with salt water, use plastic wrap to cover, then reserve.
    2. 2
      Combine the basil leaves, shallots, garlic, cayenne pepper and puree in a food blender.
    3. 3
      In a non-stick pot place 2 tablespoons margarine, pureed basil leaves and cook briefly.
    4. 4
      Add ¼-1/2 stock, bring to a boil, add lemon juice and salt to taste, add corn starch mixture and stir until smooth and very thick (no lumps), let cool for about a minute.
    5. 5
      Cook the asparagus in the microwave for 3 to 3-1/2 minutes.
    6. 6
      As the asparagus is being cooked in the microwave, add the egg yolks a little at a time to the sauce (with flame/burner turned off), blend, stirring with a whisk and make sure there are no lumps.
    7. 7
      Remove the plastic wrap from the asparagus dish and discard the water.
    8. 8
      Pour the sauce over the asparagus, sprinkle the grated cheese over the asparagus sauce.
    9. 9
      Then place the plate under a broiler or in a toaster over for a minute or so in order for the cheese to melt.
    10. 10
      Finally, sprinkle pine nuts and sun dried-tomatoes on top.
    11. 11
      Serve and enjoy!
    12. 12
      Note: Gouda is a mild cheese and Asiago is a stronger tasting cheese.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 24, 2008


      Sinful! Loved this decadent side dish... The sauce was fantastic and I can't wait to try this again on top of other foods... (would be excellent on chicken breasts.). 5 stars for RSC

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus With Lemon-Basil Gouda Cheese Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 161.6
    Calories from Fat 102
    Total Fat 11.4 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 94.8 mg
    Sodium 685.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.0 g
    Sugars 2.8 g
    Protein 5.2 g

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    gouda cheese

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