Grilled Asparagus With a Basil-Goat Cheese Sauce

Total Time
15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This spring or summertime dish adds a touch of sophistication and kapow to grilling asparagus. It is based off of a sauce by Mean Chef, #41126, used with BBQ shrimp. The key lies in the contrast between seasoned, grilled aspargus and the subtle herbed cream. A possible variation would be to substitute cream cheese for goat cheese, though I have not tried it.

Directions

  1. ASPARAGUS:.
  2. Brush grill with olive oil and heat the grill on a low heat.
  3. Cut tough ends off asparagus.
  4. Brush asparagus with oil and then place on the grill on a low heat.
  5. Season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  6. Cook until crunchy and tender.
  7. SAUCE:.
  8. Remove stems from basil. Mince or press garlic.
  9. Add goat cheese, sour cream, butter milk, and basil to a food processor. Process until mixed, almost dip like.
  10. Heat butter in a sauce pan on medium and sautee garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  11. Stir in goat cheese mixture into the garlic saucepan and stir on medium heat until warmed. Pour sauce over asparagus or serve in a side dish.
Most Helpful

This was awesome! We are big basil fans in our house. . .the sauce has a very prominant basil flavor so it was a huge hit!

Cookin'ForFun February 10, 2010