PARMESAN ASPARAGUS SPIRALS WITH LEMON DIPPING SAUCE

CHEESY ASPARAGUS SPIRALSĀ 

WITH LEMON DIPPING SAUCE

1 package of puff pastry

flour

1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

30 asparagus spears, washed, woody ends cut and dried

lemon dipping sauce, follows


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Take pastry out of package and unfold one sheet at a time on a floured work surface. Sprinkle 1/8 cup of Parmesan cheese on each side of the puff pastry and press it into the dough with a rolling pin. DO NOT ROLL OUT THE DOUGH. Just press in the cheese.


Cut pastry sheet into 15 strips from short end to short end.


Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry.


Wind one pastry strip around each asparagus in a spiral manner.


Put the asparagus on 2 parchment lined baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes, until the puff pastry is golden brown.



Lemon Dipping Sauce

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup mayonnaise

3 TBS freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 TBS Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove, pressed

1 tsp lemon zest

dash of hot sauce

salt and pepper


Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Chill if not using right away.


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