Baked asparagus - I have loved asparagus since I was a child! During the asparagus season, my mum always additionally peeled and deep-frozen a large portion of asparagus, so that we were always well supplied with asparagus throughout the year!
The classics are of course Sauce Hollandaise or butter sauce. Both are not so good for your health. That is why I am so enthusiastic about this healthy oven asparagus alternative! (By the way: my healthy version of Sauce Hollandaise here 😉 )
And did you know how wonderful asparagus tastes raw? I actually had the pleasure for the first time and I am totally thrilled! My everyday "apple-carrot-almond-date fruit plate" will probably be supplemented from now on many a time by a few peeled asparagus spears!
Asparagus is naturally wonderfully healthy! It stimulates our metabolism, drains in a gentle way and gives us a lot of folic acid (important for cell renewal), which should make the pregnant women among us especially happy! And what makes us all happy: asparagus contains a lot of zinc. That tightens our body! HA! So, let's go to the poles!
And for those who have to watch lactose: As the cheese matures, the lactic acid bacteria break down lactose, so young Gauda is lactose-free.
Sometimes you can have the asparagus peeled when you buy it. But in the current Corona time probably difficult. But even peeling is not that bad! Peeling potatoes is much worse! (which is why potatoes are usually eaten with the skin on, which is of course much healthier! 😉 ) You don't need to get yourself an expensive asparagus peeler either. I always peel my asparagus wonderfully with our normal asparagus peeler.
Now, my dears, the recipe.
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Oven baked asparagus / Asparagus au gratin
- 1000 g asparagus peeled and the end cut off (no, it won't take long 😉 )
- 200 ml almond drink or milk of your choice
- 100 g grated young Gauda
- 7 pinches of pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil for the casserole dish (approx. 18cmx26cm)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees top and bottom heat.
Grease the baking dish with coconut oil.
Place the asparagus spears next to each other in the casserole dish.
In a bowl mix almond drink, grated cheese, pepper and salt and pour over the asparagus.
Bake in the oven for 35 minutes and enjoy!