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Nutrition Facts

Calories 130
  Calories from Fat 93 (72%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(18%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(2%)Cholesterol 5mg
(10%)Sodium 240mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 5g
(4%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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Asparagus with Blue Cheese and Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1- 1/2 Tbs red or white wine vinegar

  • 1- 1/2 tsp finely chopped shallot

  • salt as needed

  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper

  • 2 Tbs olive oil

  • 1- 1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed

  • 3 oz firm blue cheese, chilled

  • 3 Tbs pine nuts, toasted

This simple yet elegant side dish blends asparagus with blue cheese to wow your pallette.

Directions

  • To make vinaigrette, mix vinegar, shallot, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Whisk in oil; reserve.
  • Blanch asparagus in a frying pan large enough to hold asparagus in one layer. Bring approximately 3 inches of water to a boil. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt. Add asparagus. Cook at a medium boil until fork tender, about 3 minutes, depending on thickness. Drain on paper towel; cool.
  • To assemble, arrange asparagus on a platter; drizzle with vinaigrette. Roll spears to coat with vinaigrette. Shred cheese onto a piece of wax paper, using the small holes of a shredder. Evenly sprinkle shredded cheese over asparagus; scatter pine nuts over cheese.

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