Grilled Asparagus with Raclette

Grilled Asparagus with Raclette recipe

Layer this melty cheese under a broiler for an easy Summer side dish. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme from Fresh Tastes blog)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound medium asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • Zest from 1 lemon, divided
  • 3 ounces raclette cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh Italian parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat your grill. In a medium wide dish, toss the asparagus with the olive and salt. Transfer asparagus to grill, turning every so often, until the stalks appear tender and are lightly golden brown in spots. (Alternatively you could roast the asparagus in a 400 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.) 
  2. Turn your oven’s broiler on. Transfer asparagus to baking dish or oven-proof serving dish. Add the zest from 1/2 lemon and toss the asparagus. Give one a try and make sure there’s enough salt. Arrange the asparagus back so the spears are in one even layer. Place raclette slices on top of asparagus and top with panko bread crumbs. Place under the broiler until bread crumbs are golden brown. Remove from broiler and zest the remaining lemon over the top. Sprinkle with minced parsley and serve immediately. (Alternatively, you could place the asparagus in the center of a sheet of foil, top with cheese and panko bread crumbs and place the whole thing over the grill.)
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