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Curtis Stone's pan-roasted asparagus with pecorino

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This quick and easy asparagus with pecorino is the perfect side for entertaining. Light, fresh and full of crunch, it's guaranteed to please your guests.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Curtis Stone's pan-roasted asparagus with pecorino


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tbs chopped tarragon
  • 3 bunches (about 450g) asparagus, woody ends trimmed
  • 2/3 cup (50g) finely grated pecorino
  • 120g pkt Coles Australian Baby Rocket
  • 1/3 cup (65g) pearl barley, cooked
  • 1/2 cup (50g) walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped

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  1. Step 1

    In a small bowl, whisk 2½ tbs oil, vinegar, shallot and tarragon to blend. Season vinaigrette with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, toss the asparagus with ½ tbs oil and season with salt. Cook the asparagus, turning occasionally, for 4 mins or until lightly charred. Sprinkle with pecorino and season generously with freshly ground black pepper. Cook for a further 2 mins or until asparagus is tender-crisp and the pecorino begins to melt.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss the rocket, barley and walnut with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. Season.
  4. Step 4

    Arrange rocket mixture on a serving platter. Top with the asparagus and any melted pecorino from the pan. Drizzle with the remaining vinaigrette to serve.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1457kJ/349 Cals (17%)

Protein: 11g (22%)

Fat: 27g (39%)

Sat fat: 5g (21%)

Carb: 13g (4%)

Sugar: 2g (2%)

Fibre: 7g (23%)

Sodium: 247mg (12%)