Classic Asparagus Gratin

Classic Asparagus Gratin

READY IN: 30minsYIELD: 1 dish

INGREDIENTS

  • 2lbsasparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2tablespoonsolive oil
  • 2tablespoonsunsalted butter, cut into bits
  • 12 cut finely chopped shallot, about 2 large
  • 4slices firm white bread, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 14 cuppine nuts
  • 14 teaspoonground black pepper
  • 1cup finely grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
  • 12 teaspoonsalt
  • 12 cupmascarpone cheese
  • NUTRITION INFO

    Serving Size: 1 (198) g

    Servings Per Recipe:6

    Calories: 246

    Calories from Fat 150 g 61 %

    Total Fat 16.7 g 25 %

    Saturated Fat 5.8 g 29 %

    Cholesterol 19.8 mg 6 %

    Sodium 527.2 mg 21 %

    Total Carbohydrate16.2 g 5 %

    Dietary Fiber 3.7 g 14 %

    Sugars 3 g 12 %

    Protein 10.8 g 21 %

    DIRECTIONS

  • Butter a 2 to 2 1/2 quart shallow ceramic flameproof baking dish.
  • Cook asparagus in a 5 to 6 quart pot of boiling salted water, uncovered, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Drain in a colander then transfer to baking dish and keep warm, tightly covered with foil.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil and butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over high heat until foam subsides, then cook shallots, stirring occasionally, until pale golden, about 3 minutes. Add bread and pine nuts and cook, stirring,until browned in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and add pepper, 1/2 cu Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, tossing to combine.
  • Preheat broiler.
  • Toss warm asparagus with mascarpone, remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt combined well.
  • Sprinkle bread-crumb mixture evenly over asparagus. Broil 5 to 7 inches from heat until topping is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes.
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