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Herbed Asparagus with Shiitakes and Parmesan

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb ASPARAGUS pencil-thin
  • 8 oz Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 c (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 c Minced shallots
  • 1 tb Finely chopped parsley
  • 1 tb Chopped basil
  • 1 dr Salt to taste
  • 1 ts Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 5 oz Parmesan cheese shaved thin


Add asparagus to boiling pan of salted water. Simmer until tender, about
1 minute..Drain; pat dry. Meanwhile, remove and discard mushroom stems; Cut
mushrooms into 1/4 inch strips.
Melt butter in large heavy skillet, add shallots; cook over medium heat,
stirring frequently until golden brown. Add asparagus and mushrooms; cook 2
minutes, add herbs, salt and pepper; cook an additional minute.
Transfer asparagus to ovend-proof individual serving platters or gratin or
to a large oven-proof platter, keeping stalks in an even row so they can be
served easily; sprinkle with shiitakes. Top with Parmesan; place platter
under hot broiler until cheese is slightly melted, about 2 minutes. Serve
immediately. from Chef John Shirk, Bella Luna Restaurant, Moreland Hills,

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