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Asparagus with Pimientos Recipe

Asparagus with Pimientos Recipe

This lovely, simple-to-prepare spring dish highlights the asparagus rather than hiding it. The delicate topping of Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs complements the asparagus flavor and looks impressive. -Adeline Piscitelli, Sayreville, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimientos

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook asparagus in boiling salted water until tender, about 8 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, brown bread crumbs in butter. Drain asparagus; place in a serving dish. Sprinkle with crumbs, cheese and pimientos. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 85 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.