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    Asparagus With Lemon Butter Crumbs

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    Pets'R'us's Note:

    From Delia Smiths Vegetarian Collection. I add garlic to this so it is mentioned as an optional ingredient. If you prefer you can pan roast the asparagus instead of steaming them. Meant as a starter but can easily be served as a side dish.

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    1. 1
      Wash the asparagus in cold water, then take each stalk in both hands and bend and snap off the woody end.
    2. 2
      Arrange the asparagus stalks in a steamer and steam over simmering water for 5-6 minutes, or until they feel tender when tested with a skewer, being careful not to overcook them.
    3. 3
      While the asparagus is cooking, heat 1 oz (25 g) of the butter in a frying pan, as soon as it is frothy, stir in the breadcrumbs, and garlic if using, and cook them, stirring constantly, until they're evenly browned and crispy.
    4. 4
      Then tip the crumbs on to a plate, stir in the lemon zest and season with salt and pepper.
    5. 5
      Now put the pan back on to the heat and add the remaining butter.
    6. 6
      As soon as it is frothy, add the cooked asparagus and toss to coat them in the butter.
    7. 7
      Sprinkle with the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Divide the asparagus between warmed serving plates and sprinkle with the crumbs, serve immediately.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2011


      I cook this all the time.... no need to steam the asparagus first (too easy to overcook it). Just cook for a few minutes in step 6. Never seen it as a recipe before, but I often add a few flaked almonds to the breadcrumb mix, or some finely cubed bacon is a good change. (Make sure to buy gluten-free bacon for coeliacs and, of course, use gluten-free crumbs.)

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    • on May 08, 2010


      I agree with other reviews, what more could you ask for than fresh asparagus, garlic and lemon. Just wonderful and one I'll make again. Thanks Pets :)

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    • on May 07, 2010


      I agree with the other reviewers, how can you go wrong with the fresh flavors of asparagus, garlic and lemon. The buttered crumbs add a nice pleasing touch. The only change I made was to use my Vita-Mix to crumb a whole wheat dinner roll which when added to the frothy butter browned nicely. As we really enjoy fresh asparagus, I am sure to make this one again.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus With Lemon Butter Crumbs

    Serving Size: 1 (175 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 160.0
    Calories from Fat 108
    Total Fat 12.0 g
    Saturated Fat 7.4 g
    Cholesterol 30.4 mg
    Sodium 158.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 11.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.2 g
    Sugars 3.3 g
    Protein 4.0 g

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