Recipe by Carrie
"This is a very elegant and easy side dish to serve for a special occasion."
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asparagus spears, ends trimmed
1 (8 ounce) package
coarsely chopped pecans
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
The pecans give a nice texture, but for my restaurant, I decided to tweak them a bit. During prep, I browned a pat of butter in a saute pan, stirred in a small amount of brown sugar until it was caramelized, and sprinkled the mixture onto the pecans, then roasted them on high heat in the oven for about five minutes. To balance the sweetness, I threw in a VERY SMALL amount of powdered cayenne, as well as a dash of crushed red peppers, to the asparagus as I cooked it off. Remember, a little sweet and a little spice go a long way in this dish. The final product went over VERY well with my guests.
Sorry, but this was a little too bland for me.
Hi - this is my recipe, and I just wanted to say that in its original form, it only takes 20 minutes. Allrecipes.com tends to change the directions... anyway, just simmer the asparagus in a skillet with 1/2" water until tender. Sautee the onions and mushrooms together until they're both soft, add seasonings and pour over asparagus on serving dish. Top with cheese. MUCH quicker (and true to how I wrote it in the first place!)
Used more butter and left out the onion. I have made asparagus with parmesan cheese before but not with those particular spices. Very good.
Loved this recipe... so yummy!! I did roast the pecans in the overn with brown sugar and butter which made it taste amazing!! I did not use parm cheese for I had none.
Loved these. I cooked the asparagus and put that aside, but I put the mushrooms, onions and seasonings all together and sauted till done. I pushed my mushrooms to one side of the pan and put my asparagus back in on the otherside to warm up. Wounderful recipe.
This was very easy to make and very filling! We ate this as a main dish and did not snack before bed. I used minced garlic instead of garlic powder. This will be a regular at our house!
Excellent recipe. Used exactly as written...kudos to the inventor of this yummy dish!!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Asparagus with Pecans and Parm
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 122
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