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Asparagus In Ambush

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Ingredients
  Lean bacon strip 2 , diced
  Asparagus spears 1 Pound, trimmed
  Butter margarine 1 Tablespoon
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Low fat milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Black pepper salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Red cayenne pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 1 Tablespoon
  English muffins 4 , toasted
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, minced
Directions

1. In a 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over moderate heat for 5 minutes or until crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain.
2. Meanwhile, half-fill a medium-size saucepan with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat. Add the asparagus, lower the heat, and simmer for 3 minutes or until just crisp-tender. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again.
3. In the same saucepan, melt the butter over moderately high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook until bubbly. Whisk in the milk and bring to a boil. Lower the heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes or until thickened.
4. Stir in the asparagus with the seasonings and cream; cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Ladle over the muffin halves; sprinkle with the bacon and parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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