Asparagus in Gorgonzola Sauce

Asparagus in Gorgonzola Sauce


Asparagus season is in full swing and I have really been enjoying it. Every week I pick up a lot of the asparagus at the local farmers market. Mostly I have just been enjoying it steamed as a side dish but I wanted to try something new. I remembered having seen several asparagus gratins in the past and I could not pass up on the chance of smothering some asparagus with cheese. After a little searching I came across this recipe for asparagus in a gorgonzola sauce. Gorgonzola is one of my favorite cheeses and I was immediatly sold on the concept. Another thing that I liked about this recipe is that the sauce includes leeks as I have been wanting to use leeks more often. This dish takes a bit more time to make than many side dishes but it was well worth the effort. The asparagus in gorgonzola sauce was amazing! The creamy and tangy blue cheese sauce was perfectly balanced by the juicy and slightly sweet asparagus. Each bite was like a melody in your mouth. The topping of bread crumbs and parmigiano reggiano was nice and crispy adding another layer of texture in addition to flavour. I think that this asparagus side dish will become a staple on my table during asparagus season.

Asparagus in Gorgonzola Sauce

(makes 4 side dish sized servings)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound asparagus (trimmed)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 leek (sliced)
2 sage leaves (chopped)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 ounce gorgonzola dolce (crumbled)
2 tablespoons parmigiano reggiano (grated)
2 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs

Directions:
1. Blanch the asparagus in boiling water, rinse in cold water and set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a pan.
3. Add the leek and saute until tender, about 10 minutes.
4. Add the sage, heavy cream and gorgonzola and cook until it begins to thicken, about 2-3 minutes.
5. Place the asparagus in a baking dish in a single layer.
6. Pour the gorgonzola sauce over the asparagus and sprinkle with the parmesan and the bread crumbs.
7. Place under a broiler and broil until golden brown on top, about 3-5 minutes.

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43 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A wonderful combo! Really falvorful!

Cheers,

Rosa

JodieMo said...

Ooooo...this looks sooo yummy!

Sara said...

This sounds like a great way to eat asparagus - love the addition of breadcrumbs too.

Bunny said...

This looks like a side dish you'd find at a very elegant dinner. Very nice Kevin!

Mary said...

Kevin, I love these flavors independently, but doesn't the flavor of the cheese overwhelm the asparagus?

Katrina said...

Yum! I WAS loving asparagus, but its season was seemingly short. I was buying some at the grocery store for $2.50/lb. and an old man saw me and said, "Look Honey (to his wife), that lady is BUYING asparatus." I told him I couldn't get it at the farmer's market anymore. He told me they were just letting theirs (in their garden) go because they were tired of it! Sigh. I guess since I like it so much, I should find out about planting some! It's now $5.00/lb.! I really should have found out where the guy lives! ;)

Anncoo said...

Have to check whether this Gorgonzola cheese available in Singapore's market place...nice dish!

maybelle's mom said...

We used to make a similar dish with portabello mushrooms. I bet this is very good.

Ninette said...

Looks delish as always!

angela@spinachtiger said...

That's a beauty and you so have a thing for asparagus. You could do a cookbook "Just Asparagus."

Cookin' Canuck said...

This sounds so good that I think I'd be quite happy to eat it as an entree!

We Are Not Martha said...

omg. Way to take asparagus and make it 83928 times better. LOVE this!!!

Sues

Jacqueline said...

That looks amazing Kevin! Another inspired recipe :)

Jackie @ PhamFatale.com said...

spot on. gorgozonla is so much better than boring parmesan cheese

Beth said...

Shame Im pregnant and can't eat Blue Cheese!! Boo!!

figtreeapps said...

Ive been buying asparagus every week as well, now Ill give your recipe a try. Thanks Figtreeapps

Joanne said...

I adore both gorgonzola and asparagus as well. This is definitely a great recipe for me!

tastymealsathome said...

very nice =)

pigpigscorner said...

Lovely presentation! The sauce sounds delicious!

Sylvie said...

I usually like asparagus plain, just as it is with some melted butter and a pinch of nutmeg, but your recipe intrigues me.

Lisa said...

Such a creative way to dress up asparagus! I too like gorgonzola cheese and would like to give this a try. Since asparagus has come into season, I always have some on hand.

Maria said...

Great idea ... I too love gorgonzola and I'm sure this sauce really livens up asparagus.

{lovely little things} said...

Gorgonzola sauce...yum!

Elizabeth said...

That sauce looks absolutely decadent. Yum!

cindy* said...

love gorgonzola too and asparagus...i am always looking for new ways to serve it. i almost always grill or roast my asparagus. thanks for the great recipe kevin!

Mary Ellen said...

Mmm, looks so good! I love asparagus too and this looks like a great way to enjoy it.

mirtilla said...

Che buoni gli asparagi...
Devi provare a farli bolliti e poi condirli con burro fuso e scaglie di parmigiano reggiano stravecchio...
Sono così buoni! E poi per me hanno il sapore dell'infanzia.
Wonderful.
;)

Chef Fresco said...

Nice creation Kevin! I love the addition of gornonzola!

Kevin said...

Mary: I was a little worried about that as well but the juiciness of the asparagus cut through the flavour of the cheese nicely.

Anncoo: You could use and kind of milder blue cheese if you cannot find the gorgonzola dolce.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love this idea! Doesn't hurt that I love asparagus and gorgonzola too ;)

~Susan

Elra said...

Delicious flavor combination here. I love the sage in there.

Jamie said...

Perfect, perfect! Asparagus and gorgozola are both such fabulous things in themselves, but I can see how the gorgonzola can really complement the asparagus. Wonderful!

Katie said...

Anything with Gorgonzola is good in my book and this looks to die for.

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

This looks incredible - we eat asparagus a lot and I am excited to try this recipe!!

Jeff said...

It does not matter how many asparagus recipes you post I still can't get enough of them. My favorite vegetable of all times.

I am just a fan of straight grilled with salt, pepper, and lemon juice but you have convinced me to gratin them.

Nicely done as always!

Bridgett said...

Oh wow, I love the salty kick from the gorgonzola with the asparagus. Great combo.

Peter M said...

Kevin, nice combo...try a loooser dipping sauce on the side and get that indoor grill working on the asparagus...yum!

Helene said...

I would never think of making a Gorgonzola sauce for asparagus. Must be a nice pairing.

gilda said...

Kevin your gorgonzola parmigiano reggiano sauce sounds delicious! Beautiful photo, thank you!

sami lucas said...

Perfect! I've made it twice now and loved it.

Spryte said...

Wow! That looks awesome!!

Sunny said...

At my age(I could be your Grandma), I am always looking for new ideas...took you tart but wrapped asparagus with thin sliced ham, used with gorgonzola sauce...served with a salad of lightly dressed greens and everyone went crazy...You have added several southern Americans to your fan base... thanks and hve a great day...Sharon

Fred Baker said...

Not a very well defined recipe. Confusing to beginners and intermediates. Might want to take a look again and add leeks to the ingredients and segregate your pan cooking between sauce and side dish.

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