Monday, March 12, 2012

Beer Battered Asparagus with Blue Cheese Butter and Tomatoes

Asparagus with Blue Cheese Butter

I made this dish because I've had it a couple of times at The Chart House restaurant here in Miami and every time I eat it, that's all I can think of for a few days. To make it , you will need:

-A bunch of Asparagus
-1 beer
-Freshly ground pepper (to taste)
-Salt (to taste)
-1 egg
-Softened Butter
-Blue Cheese
-1 Tomato
-Enough vegetable oil to fry


Wash the asparagus and remove the hard part from the bottom, pat dry, roll in some flour and set aside. Wash and chop the tomato, removing most of the seeds and set aside. In a large bowl combine the beer, about 1 cup of flour, salt and pepper to taste and the egg and mix until combine (Note: the beer will foam a bit). Put the asparagus in and let them soak for a bit. In the meantime combine 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) and as much blue cheese as you want and put in the microwave for about 10-15 seconds until the butter and the cheese are warm and are easy to combine when whisked. Heat the oil in medium heat and put a drop of the batter in, when it goes to the surface within 2-3 seconds your oil is ready. Put the asparagus one by one using tongs (don't over crowd the pan). They will be ready when golden brown. Put them on a plate with a layer of paper towels until done. Transfer to the serving plate and drizzle some of the blue cheese mix on top and "sprinkle" some of the tomatoes on top. I put some of the blue cheese butter on the side as well for dipping. That's it, enjoy!

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