Asparagus Spears that are sure to wow your guests!

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With spring finally in full swing, we’re starting to see a lot of great local produce starting to hit the shelves. Here is a perfect way to make the best of fresh Asparagus popping up across the country. These spears are perfect for parties with friends, or just an afternoon alone with a good book.

Ingredients

    1 bunch Asparagus spears, bottoms removed and washed
    1 recipe Mirage Puff pastry
    ½ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    ½ cup Mirage margarine, melted
    2 tsp Garlic, minced
    2 tsp Thyme, fresh or dried
    1 tsp Oregano, dried
    Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F(200C).
  2. Roll the puff pastry out on a floured surface into an 15cmx25cm.
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  4. Using a sharp knife, cut the pastry into long, thin strips about 2cm wide.
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  6. In a bowl, combine the melted margarine with the garlic, half of the parmesan, herbs, salt and pepper.
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  8. Cut the ends off your asparagus
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  10. Gently place the asparagus into the bowl of seasoned margarine, and lightly toss to coat.
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  12. Wrap one pastry strip in a spiral around each asparagus spear and place onto a baking tray.
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  14. Lightly brush each with extra melted margarine, then scatter over the remaining parmesan.
  15. Bake the spears in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the pastry has risen and is golden-brown all over.

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Chef Notes

  • If you have any extra strips or pieces of puff pastry, coat them in the herbed margarine and bake them until golden for a savoury snack.
  • Love bacon? Try rolling in thinly sliced prosciutto around the asparagus before wrapping the pastry around each spear.
  • Try dipping these spears into your favourite salad dressing or a honey dijon at your next party, for a snack people will love.

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