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Asparagus gratin with spiced Grana Padano white sauce

10 minutes
15 minutes
Wine/Spirit Pairing
Thelema Cool Climate Sauvignon Blanc 2018

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  • 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
  1. 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.
  2. In another saucepan, heat the butter, flour, nutmeg and allspice.
  3. Gradually whisk the warm cream into the flour mixture, bringing it to a boil between additions.
  4. Once all the cream has been added, remove from the heat, whisk in the Grana Padano and season to taste.
  5. Place the blanched asparagus on a serving plate, cover with the sauce and grill until bubbling and golden.

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Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

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    Inge Beadle
    30 November 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!

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