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    Asparagus With Tomato Basil Coulis

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    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    Molly53's Note:

    An appetizing first course from the flavor center of the universe, Louisiana. This recipe strikes a perfect balance between very plain and very fancy asparagus dishes. Courtesy of Joel de Bourgonnier of Honfleur, featured in The Louisiana New Garde television series.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a skillet, saute the shallots and garlic in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for about two minutes or so.
    2. 2
      Quarter 3 of the tomatoes and add to the saute pan along with the juice, parsley and basil.
    3. 3
      Season to taste and cook for about five minutes or until heated through.
    4. 4
      Whirl in food processor or blender.
    5. 5
      Pour wine into saute pan and stir over medium heat to deglaze.
    6. 6
      Add this liquid to the blender and whirl.
    7. 7
      Add the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil slowly and process for two minutes.
    8. 8
      In a large saute pan, saute the asparagus in butter until tender crisp.
    9. 9
      To serve, cover the bottom of four salad plates with pureed mixture; arrange five asparagus in a fan shape over the top.
    10. 10
      Mince the remaining tomatoes and arrange equal portions at the base of the asparagus.
    11. 11
      Garnish as desired with chives, scallions and basil leaves.

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    Nutritional Facts for Asparagus With Tomato Basil Coulis

    Serving Size: 1 (497 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 468.2
     
    Calories from Fat 332
    70%
    Total Fat 36.9 g
    56%
    Saturated Fat 8.0 g
    40%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 202.7 mg
    8%
    Total Carbohydrate 22.5 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
    23%
    Sugars 8.4 g
    33%
    Protein 6.8 g
    13%

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