Lemon-Roasted Asparagus Gratin

Appetizers

 The fresh taste of asparagus gets even better when paired with lemon and a crisp cheese topping.

  • Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Makes 4 to 6 servings

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Ingredients

1 1/2 lb750 gAsparagus, spears, trimmed
2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, softened
1 1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 tsp2 mLLemon Zest, grated
1/4 tsp1 mLPepper
1 cup250 mLbread crumbs, coarse and fresh
1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Swiss Cheese, Old Cheddar or Gouda, shredded
2 tbsp30 mLLemon juice, freshly squeezed
Salt
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Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
  2. Spread asparagus evenly in a 9” x 13” (3 L) glass baking dish.
  3. In small bowl, mash together butter, garlic, lemon zest, pepper and salt. Drop in small dots over asparagus spears. Roast for about 15 minutes, or until asparagus is just tender-crisp and starting to brown, shaking dish halfway to coat asparagus in butter.
  4. Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese and lemon juice; sprinkle over asparagus and bake for about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
  • In place of asparagus, substitute 6 cups of broccoli and/or auliflower florets or 1 lb (500 g) trimmed green beans. Increase roasting time to 25 minutes.
  • In Ontario, asparagus is a spring delicacy, best eaten fresh. Look for crisp spears with green or purple tips with tight heads.
 Credit: Dairy Farmers of Canada (www.dairygoodness.ca)
This recipe is one of 150 featured exclusively in our cookbook, Our Table.

 

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Ingredients

1 1/2 lb750 gAsparagus, spears, trimmed
2 tbsp30 mLGAY LEA - Salted Butter, softened
1 1 Garlic Clove, minced
1/2 tsp2 mLLemon Zest, grated
1/4 tsp1 mLPepper
1 cup250 mLbread crumbs, coarse and fresh
1 cup250 mLIvanhoe Swiss Cheese, Old Cheddar or Gouda, shredded
2 tbsp30 mLLemon juice, freshly squeezed
Salt
Add to Shopping List

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