Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter and Pecorino Recipe

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Roasted Asparagus with Brown Butter and Pecorino
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. To make brown butter, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Skim off the white foam as it rises to the top.
  4. Continue cooking until the butter is medium brown and smells like roasted nuts.
  5. Snap the ends from the asparagus — they'll break at the point of tenderness.
  6. Or slice the ends off closer to the root end and peel spears with a swivel-bladed vegetable peeler.
  7. Rinse, then soak for a few minutes in a couple of changes of cold, lightly salted water.
  8. Agitate lightly to release grit that may be trapped.
  9. Rinse well again and pat with paper towels.
  10. Brush a shallow baking dish or jelly-roll pan large enough to hold the asparagus in a single layer with a film of brown butter.
  11. Spread asparagus in dish and brush with the remaining butter.
  12. Roast until tender, about 15 minutes.
  13. Shave or grate the cheese over the asparagus, sprinkle with pepper and serve warm.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 47.6 Kcal (199 kJ)
Calories from fat 45.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.09g 8%
Cholesterol 13.33mg 4%
Sodium 262.34mg 11%
Potassium 11.91mg 0%
Total Carbs 0.21g 0%
Sugars 0.11g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.11g 0%
Protein 1.41g 3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 27.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 238.9 Kcal (1000 kJ)
Calories from fat 230.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.56g 8%
Cholesterol 66.88mg 4%
Sodium 1316.55mg 11%
Potassium 59.77mg 0%
Total Carbs 1.07g 0%
Sugars 0.54g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.54g 0%
Protein 7.1g 3%
Vitamin C 1.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 2%
Iron 0.5mg 1%
Calcium 138.6mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 1.4
  • 1

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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