Shrimp and Asparagus Casserole Recipe
- 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen asparagus cuts
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 1/4 cup dry white wine or 1/4 cup more cream or 1/4 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 pound cooked small shrimp
- 1/2 cup buttered soft bread crumbs
- 1. On stove top or in a microwave oven, blanch asparagus for 3 minutes. Drain well; set aside.
- 2. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk and cream; cook until thickened. Stir in wine (or substitute). Season with salt and pepper. Stir in beaten egg yolk, cheese and shrimp.
- 3. In a buttered 2-1/2-qt. casserole, arrange half the asparagus; pour on half the sauce. Repeat layers. Top with buttered crumbs. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
1 serving (1-1/2 cups) equals 294 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 229 mg cholesterol, 627 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.