Asparagus in Bondage
page 18 in the book

1 heat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake puff pastry rectangles for about 15 minutes or until golden and puffed.
2 melt butter with lemon juice.
3 steam or boil asparagus until slightly softened. Expose chives to steam or boiling water for a few seconds until they become limp.
4 tie ends of 2 chive blades together and put onto serving plate. Place puff pastry across chive "string". Place 1/4 of asparagus spears on top of each puff pastry rectangle. Tie chives around asparagus and pastry in a bow--the chives are amazingly strong. Drizzle 1 tablespoon paprika butter on top of each portion of asparagus. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 tablespoon grated Parmesan. Serve hot.



- Premade puff pastry, cut into four 8x3 inch rectangles
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 pound asparagus, washed and tough ends removed
- 8 blades chives
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan (optional)


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