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Servings 4
Calories 380 kcal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 200 g young English asparagus tips
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, peeled and chopped as finely as possible
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, freshly milled
  • 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 75 g fresh, shaved Parmesan

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to make the dressing, its best left overnight so the flavours can soften and blend together, to prove what I mean, once you have finished the dressing taste it, and then taste it the next day, the difference is amazing
  • Put the mustard and vinegar in a bowl and whisk; add a pinch of sugar, salt and a couple of twists of the pepper mill. Then gradually add the olive oil in a steady stream, so the whole dressing emulsifies and thickens; add the cold water. You should end up with a sauce-like consistency, check the seasoning and adjust if needed. I rather like my dressing to be quite sharp and tangy. Leave to soften.
  • Next, warm up the griddle pan, but not too hot, brush the asparagus spears with olive oil and place in the pan, season well with salt and pepper, cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, turning occasionally, the outside skin will slightly char and blister, when cooked arrange on a large plate and drizzle over the dressing and top with the Parmesan shavings, serve warm with plenty of crusty bread.
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Nutrition Facts
Grilled Asparagus with Shallot Dressing and Parmesan
Amount per Serving
Calories
380
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
37
g
57
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Cholesterol
 
13
mg
4
%
Sodium
 
334
mg
15
%
Potassium
 
173
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
6
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword asparagus
Course Canapés, Nibbles, Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine ITV This Morning
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