Asparagus gratin with spiced Grana Padano white sauce

Asparagus gratin with spiced Grana Padano white sauce

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • Thelema Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2018


  • 2 cups cream
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 1 t whole nutmeg, grated
  • 1 t ground allspice
  • 150 g Grana Padano, grated
  • salt, to taste
  • 340 g asparagus spears, washed and blanched

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C and turn on the grill. Bring the cream to a boil in a heavy-based saucepan, then turn off the heat.

In another saucepan, heat the butter, flour, nutmeg and allspice.

Gradually whisk the warm cream into the flour mixture, bringing it to a boil between additions.

Once all the cream has been added, remove from the heat, whisk in the Grana Padano and season to taste.

Place the blanched asparagus on a serving plate, cover with the sauce and grill until bubbling and golden.

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    Inge Beadle
    November 30, 2022

    I will try the Bechamel sauce with Grated Grana Padano on my Broccoli stems-
    I am sure they will also taste much better this way!