Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Asparagus with Parmesan Crust

from allrecipes


  •    1 pound thin asparagus spears
  •    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  •    1 ounce shaved Parmesan cheese
  •    freshly ground black pepper to taste
  •    1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste


1.  Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

2.  Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus spears in a single layer. Spread Parmesan cheese over asparagus, and season with freshly ground black pepper.

3.  Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and asparagus is tender but crisp. Serve immediately on warm plates, sprinkling with balsamic vinegar to taste.

*Tasty.  An easy way to prepare asparagus.  I perfer Brown Sugar Asparagus, but this was simpler to fix.

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