*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                ASPARAGUS WITH BLUE CHEESE AND WALNUT RELISH
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       oz           Blue cheese -- w/o rind & crum
    3       tb           Walnuts -- chopped
    3       tb           Chopped green onions -- (scall
    2       tb           Chopped parsley
    1 1/2   ts           Grated lemon zest
    2 1/2   lb           Asparagus
                         Salt
 
   Recipe by: “Marien, Stacey” <maris.ils@MHS.UNC.EDU> *
   such as Roquefort or Danish Blue ** including 2 inches
   of green stems
   
   Place blue cheese, walnuts, onions, parsley and lemon
   zest in a bowl and mix well.  (Blue cheese relish can
   be made 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to
   room temperature 30 minutes before serving.) To
   prepare asparagus, cut off and discard tough, woody
   ends of stalks. Bring enough water to cover asparagus
   to boil in a large deep saucepan or skillet.  Lightly
   salt water and add the asparagus. Simmer until just
   tender, 3-5 minutes.  Remove asparagus and drain well.
   Taste and season with more salt if needed.
   
   To serve, arrange asparagus on heated platter or in a
   shallow serving bowl. Top with blue cheese relish.
   Serve hot.
  
 
 
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