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Lemon Roasted Asparagus Gratin

Lemon Roasted Asparagus Gratin
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Ingredients

1 ½
lb(s) (750 g) asparagus spears, trimmed
2
Tbsp (30 mL) butter, softened
1
clove garlic, minced
½
tsp (2 mL) grated lemon zest
¼
tsp (1 mL) pepper
pinch salt
1
cup (250 mL) coarse fresh bread crumbs
1
cup (250 mL) shredded Canadian Swiss, old Cheddar or Gouda cheese
2
Tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice
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Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Spread asparagus evenly in a 13 x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mash together butter, garlic, lemon zest, pepper and salt. Drop in small dots over asparagus spears in a baking dish. Roast for about 15 min, shaking dish halfway to coat asparagus in butter, or until asparagus is just tender-crisp and starting to brown.

Step 3

Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese and lemon juice; sprinkle over asparagus and bake for about 3 min or until cheese is melted. Broil for 1 to 2 min or until

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