"A man who was fond of wine was offered some grapes at dessert after dinner. "Much obliged," said he, pushing the plate aside; "I am not accustomed to take my wine in pills."--Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste
1 lb asparagus - ends trimmed 2 T butter 1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese 1 T chopped fresh basil 1 chopped garlic clove 1 1/2 t fresh lemon juice
Cook asparagus for about 3 minutes. Drain. Arrange asparagus on platter. Beat butter until fluffy. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic & lemon juice. Season to taste. Drop butter mixture over asparagus. Broil or Grill for a few minutes.
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