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“Easter dinner dish #3. Easy way to dress up asparagus -- for an everyday meal or a gala occasion. Goes with recipes #1&2, previously posted.”

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  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, cook shallot in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-low heat until golden, about 6 minutes.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat; cool slightly.
  4. Tear bread into small crumbs.
  5. Spread crumbs on jelly-roll pan and bake 3 to 6 minutes until golden.
  6. In 12-inch skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling over high heat.
  7. Add asparagus and 1/2 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling.
  8. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, 5 to 10 minutes until asparagus spears are tender; drain.
  9. Place asparagus in shallow, broiler-safe dish; drizzle with 2 teaspoons olive oil.
  10. Preheat broiler if manufacturer directs.
  11. In medium bowl, toss bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese, parsley, lemon juice, shallot mixture, and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle bread-crumb mixture over asparagus.
  12. Place dish in broiler 5 inches from source of heat; broil about 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  13. Transfer to platter to serve, if you like. Serve with lemon wedges.

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