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Asparagus And Tomato Layer

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Ingredients
  Asparagus spears 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt To Taste
  Tomatoes 1 Pound, peeled and sliced
  Chopped fresh basil/Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper To Taste
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Shredded cheddar cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 375 degrees.
2) Rinse the asparagus stalks thoroughly in cold water. Trim the base of each spear, leaving about ¾-inch of the harder white stalk.

MAKING
3) In a pan large enough to hold them while they are lying flat, put the asparagus. Pour over just enough boiling water to cover and add a pinch of salt.
4) Cover the pan and gently simmer for about 10 minutes, till the asparagus is half cooked.
5) With a spatula, life the asparagus out very carefully and drain on a folded dish towel.
6) In a shallow heatproof serving dish, put half of the asparagus.
7) Over the asparagus, arrange half of the sliced tomatoes and then sprinkle with half of the basil and salt and pepper to taste. Dot with butter.
8) Layer the remaining asparagus, tomatoes and basil as before and sprinkle with some more salt and pepper to taste.
9) Over the top, sprinkle the cheese and cook in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes.

SERVING
10) Transfer the freshly baked preparation to a serving platter and serve right away, while still hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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