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Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus

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Introduction

This is a staple in our house.  It's easy, unusual, and everyone loves it.

Servings: 4

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Ingredients:

40 Stalks Thin Asparagus
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Sea Salt
1 Ounce Parmesan Cheese
Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Balsamic Vinegar

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Place asparagus in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with olive oil and toss 'til well-coated.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Spread parmesan cheese over top half of asparagus.
  • Bake in top third of oven until cheese melts and asparagus is barely tender ~12-15 minutes.
  • Season with pepper to taste.
  • Using a spatula, transfer asparagus to warm plates and drizzle with balsamic vinegar

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Nutrition:

Per Serving: 99 Calories; 6g Fat (48.3% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 6mg Cholesterol; 135mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Fat.