Doesn't this asparagus look amazing?? Try this new recipe from Carnets Parisiens with fresh asparagus, almonds, and Parmesan cheese.
Roasted Asparagus with Almonds and Parmesan
•3 tablespoons almond flour
•5 ounces of crème fraîche (sour cream)
•1 ounce of fresh grated Parmesan cheese
•salt and pepper
•the juice and zest of one lemon
To make the sauce:
Make the almond cream by mixing the almond flour and the sour cream. Toast the almonds in a skillet or in the oven. In a saucepan, combine the almond cream, the Parmesan and the lemon juice, and put on medium heat until you obtain a creamy sauce. Season.
Baking the asparagus:
Shave the woody stems of the asparagus. Arrange the cleaned asparagus in a baking dish and pour the creamy sauce over. Cook the asparagus in the oven at 350°F/180°C for 4 to 6 minutes; the asparagus should remain slightly firm. Sprinkle with lemon zest and toasted almonds. Serve hot.
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