Asparagus tips au gratin recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 10mins to prepare and 15mins to cook
  • 219 calories / serving
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Asparagus's season may be short-lived - only 8 weeks - but these asparagus tips are a great way to make the most of them when you've got them. 

Preheat the grill to high. Steam the asparagus tips for 5 minutes or until tender. Refresh in cold water and drain.

Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add the cream, mustard and half the Parmesan and bubble over a high heat for 2-3 minutes or until thickened slightly.

Spread the cooked asparagus over a flat ovenproof serving dish, drizzle over the cream sauce, scatter with the rest of the Parmesan and crumbs, a drizzle of oil, a good grating of nutmeg.

Season with salt and pepper and then grill for 3-4 minutes or until golden brown and serve hot.

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  • Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) asparagus tips
  • 15g (1/2oz) unsalted butter
  • 150ml (1/4 pint) Finest Jersey extra thick double cream
  • 1tsp grainy mustard
  • a good grating whole nutmeg
  • 3tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs from Finest Farmhouse white bread
  • drizzle of olive oil
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  • Energy 906kj 219kcal 11%
  • Fat 20g 28%
  • Saturates 10g 50%
  • Sugars 1.5g 2%
  • Salt 0.2g 3%

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Carbohydrate 6.9g Protein 2.8g Fibre 1.4g

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