Asparagus is nutritionally dense and very easy to cook. The vegetable is loaded with micronutrients and is very low in calories, fat, and sodium.
According to a study published in the Journal of Metabolites, asparagus contains vitamins B, K, and E, as well as zinc, magnesium, iron, potassium, and fiber.
The growth rate of asparagus is about 1 inch per hour – according to Natural Society.
As asparagus can grow very fast, harvesting the vegetable keeps farmers very busy. The spears that do not get harvested turn into large fern like inedible plants.
Roasted Cheesy Asparagus pairs well with any protein which includes chicken, pork, beef and fish.
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Roasted Cheesy Asparagus
1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
⅓ cup heavy cream
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ teaspoon ground pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Arrange asparagus in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish.
Combine cream, garlic, pepper and salt in a small bowl and drizzle over the asparagus.
Next sprinkle mozzarella, Parmesan and crushed red pepper evenly over the asparagus.
Bake until the cheese is golden and melted and the asparagus is tender, about 20 minutes.
Plate and serve immediately with your main dish.
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