Asparagus Crab Au gratin

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Marian Arbour
from Newcastle, ON

A few years ago we lived in the country and we had a large vegetable garden and the first to flourish was the asparagus and I had fun making meals using the asparagus and this is one I made quite often.

serves 4
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 12
    spears asparagus
  • 1 can
    6 ounce crab meat drained or 1 cup flaked imitation crab meat.
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 6 .. Tbsp
    butter..divided
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground mustard
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 c
    soft bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
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How To Make

  • 1
    Wash and break off the hard end of the asparagus and place it in a greased 1-qt baking dish. set aside, top with crab and sprinkle with cheese. set aside.,
  • 2
    In a saucepan melt 3 tablespoons butter stir in the flour, whisk it together until smooth add the milk and mustard and cook on medium heat stirring for 2 to 3 minutes until thickened.
  • 3
    Remove from heat stir in the lemon juice, pour over asparagus..melt the remaining butter toss with bread crumbs and sprinkle over the asparagus and Bake uncovered in 350F oven for 30 minutes.
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