Thursday, June 17, 2010

Broiled Asparagus with Lemon-Basil Dressing

I love love love asparagus!!!!! It screams summer to me and also has great health benefits! I usually stick with my favorite way to eat asparagus, still crisp with a hint of lemon and butter, but I thought I'd try a little something different last night for dinner. Here's what I came up with and it was easy and delicious!!




Broiled Asparagus with Lemon-Basil Dressing

1 bunch of asparagus spears, trimmed
4 teaspoons of olive oil
kosher salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

Dressing:
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 teaspoon of dried basil
1/4 teaspoon of dijon mustard
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 teaspoons of parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons of crushed or slivered almonds
kosher salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste





1. Preheat the oven's boiler on high and set the oven rack 6 inche from the top.

2. Toss the asparagus and the next 3 ingredients together.





3. Spread on a baking sheet and broil in the oven for about 7 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking.

4. Prepare the dressing by whisking all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.





5. Once the asparagus is done, place it on a serving plate and pour the dressing on top. Toss asparagus so that the dressing completely covers it. Serve! The asparagus is a still a bit crisp and definitely a bit tangy with a taste of yummy cheese. I think y'all will love it!








What's your favorite way to cook asparagus??





25 comments:

  1. I am very funny about eating veggies! I am super picky, and amazingly that sounds so good to me! That means you really picked a winner if you can get me to get hungry reading a veggie recipe! I will have to try it!

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  2. This looks fantastic, I'll have to try it! Have you ever tried white asparagus? They're also good!

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  3. This sounds incredible! The best part - I have all of these ingredients in my fridge. Looks like dinner tonight! I made this asparagus salad not too long ago, and it was divine. Recipe here:

    http://imanolagirl.blogspot.com/2010/04/tasty-tuesdays-asparagus-and-spring.html

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  4. I have to try this!! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh my goodness - a fellow asparagus lover! This looks totally and utterly wonderful. I think you're really my long lost sister . . .

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  6. Wow, I bet this is so yummy! It has a lot of the same things that I saute in with french style green beans- I love them like you love your asparagus, still crisp!

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  7. Yum! Grilled is usually my favorite, but I'm going to have to try this.

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  8. yum, sounds delicious! i may try this dressing with sauteed green beans.

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  9. I will definitely try out this recipe to surprise my fiance. He loves asparagus!

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  10. I love asparagus straight from the farm! It's amazing how the taste and texture changes. Your recipe sounds light and delicious - 2 of my favorite components!!

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  11. That sounds delicious!! I'll definitely have to give this a try soon.

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  12. I love asparagus too! I'll give this a try!

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  13. MMMM I loooove any kind of green vegetable and these look and sound amazing!!

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  14. Ohhh The Captain loves asparagus, and lemon basil dressing, this sounds fabulous, will tickle me to tickle his tummy!

    How have you been? I haven't seen you around in awhile?

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  15. That looks incredible! I am going to make it this weekend.

    I usually steam mine with a little lemon butter and Kosher salt. Sometime I grill it, too.

    Love it! :)

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  16. Yum! (And healthy for my pre-wedding diet - bonus points!)

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  17. This sounds wonderful! I love anything with lemon flavoring and I love asparagus. I usually cook it with olive oil and salt and pepper, but this sounds amazing!

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  18. This looks great! I have a thing for cooking vegetables. My recent favorite is simple but good: grilled zucchini and red pepper. Mmmmm. On a chicken breast, it is to die for! Happy cooking :) Enjoy your asparagus

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  19. Asparagus is probably my favorite vegetable and your recipe looks AMAZING!! I usually either steam it and add a little butter and parmesan cheese or roast it in the oven with sea salt and a little olive oil until it gets crispy. Yum, now I'm getting hungry.

    xo
    Valerie

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  20. Your reicipe sounds great!!!
    My favourite is white asparagus with sauce hollandaise: You have to beat 2 egg yolks, 2 tablespoons of water or soup, some salt and some lemon juice over steam until fluffy. melt 1/2 cup butter (it shouldn´t be browned) and add it gradually over verry low heat until it is thickened.

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  21. Delicious! Asparagus is my favorite too!! I will try this next time.

    xo
    Marcie

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  22. I must try this! Looks absolutely fabulous!
    xo

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  23. I love asparagus too! This looks scrumptious, it will definitely be on our dinner table tonight!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

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  24. Great minds must think alike because I LOVE LOVE LOVE asparagusn too!! And I usually steam mine. About the only way I eat it :-)

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  25. I've never made asparagus with a dressing but this sounds tasty! I love steamed asparagus or asparagus soup.

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