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Grilled Asparagus. Easy Garnish

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30M
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 Grilled asparagus topped with parmesan cheese is extremely delicious. It`s great garnish that can be served with fish and meat. Grilling fresh asparagus is extremely easy. You can cook it while making grilled meat salad salad - desc learn more... or salmon. To make perfect asparagus, you need to follow simple recommendations of professionals.

 First, don`t forget to wash asparagus before cooking it. All you need is to rinse it under cold water and get rid of the sharp woody part. If soft stems are mushy, it means that asparagus is spoiled. Get rid of it and leave qualitative greens. Dry asparagus using paper towels. Now you can get down to cooking.

Ingredients for
servings
сals/100 gr
Asparagus
3 cups
25 cals
Cheese
0.25 cup
440 cals
Garlic
3 cloves
70 cals
Olive oil
3 tbsp
135 cals
Salt
to taste
Pepper
to taste
Total calories in the prepared dish
670 cals
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Instructions:
  1. Prepare asparagus carefully and transfer to the plate or on the working space. Sprinkle them with salt, pepper and high-quality olive oil.
  2. Leave asparagus for 2-3 minutes. In the meantime preheat your grill. Place asparagus on it evenly and cook for 5-7 minutes. It will have amazing taste and grill marks.
  3. When you`re done, transfer asparagus to the large plate and top with grated hard cheese and minced garlic.
  4. Leave everything for 3-5 minutes until cheese melts.

Now you can serve it!

If you like, you can grill asparagus in foil. It will take more time, however the taste will be tenderer. Wrap asparagus in the tinfoil and transfer it to preheated grill. Cook it for 5 minutes. Then you`ll need to turn it over and cook for additional 5-10 minutes. If you like to make the taste of the garnish crispier, cook it over high heat. It`s not a problem if you cannot use grill. You can cook delicious asparagus in the oven as well. Wrap asparagus in the tinfoil and cook it in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 F.

 And now we want to share with you several dishes, you can cook with grilled asparagus.

  •         Asparagus tastes great when cooked with bacon. Traditionally asparagus is wrapped with the slices of bacon and baked. This is another interesting appetizer or nutritious side dish.
  •         Grilled asparagus can make even plain cream soup tastier. Blend it together with caramelized onion, rich cream and chicken broth. Enrich its taste with spices and enjoy the result.
  •         Grilled asparagus can be used for cooking delicious salads. Cut it into pieces and mix with fresh veggies and cheese. Sprinkle everything with a good portion of fragrant olive oil and serve cold.
  •         Another healthy dish, you may cook using asparagus is delicious pasta. Boil spaghetti and serve it with grilled asparagus stems, olive oil and a handful of grated hard cheese.
  •         Grill asparagus along with salmon and serve them together on the warm plates. To make the taste of such a meal brighter, use dry herbs and minced garlic.
  •         Finally, you can also serve asparagus with meat. The best choice is either poultry or lamb. If you choose chicken, you can cook classic meal, topping it with your favorite sauce.

Hope, you`ll love this recipe and will use it often, treating your family with light and healthy dinners. Bon Appetit!

 

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