Asparagus with Parmesan Butter

Asparagus with Parmesan Butter


1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (packed) grated Parmesan cheese (about 2 1/2 ounces)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
1 large garlic clove, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling salted water until just
crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well. Arrange asparagus on
broilerproof platter. Preheat broiler. Beat butter in medium bowl
until fluffy. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Season
to taste with salt and pepper. Drop butter mixture by teaspoonfuls
over asparagus.

Broil asparagus until topping browns, watching closely to avoid
burning, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.

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