Friday, April 23, 2010

LEMON PARMESAN DIP - DIP AU PARMESAN


Not long ago, I suscribed to UK's N°1 magazine "Good Food" and I have been enjoying every issue since then. It is always chock-a-block full of seasonal and scrumptious recipes for any occasion...

While leafing through my April issue, I came upon a dip idea that I found particularly interesting. This "Lemon Parmesan Dip" goes particularly well with asparagus (or any other spring/summer cooked vegetable) and is easily made.

This dip is very fresh, delightfuly tangy and has a wonderfully round Parmesan flavor. Very spring-like and lipsmackingly tasty. The perfect addition to your brunches or picnics!

~ Lemon Parmesan Dip/Dressing ~
Recipe taken from "Good Food" magazine and slightly adapted by Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Ingredients:
The juice of one lemon
85g Unsalted butter, cut into small chunks
25g Parmesan, finely grated
A pinch garlic powder or 1/2 small clove fesh garlic, crushed (optional)
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Espelette pepper, for sprinkling over the top

Method:
1. Tip the lemon juice into a small saucepan.
2. Over a very low heat, add the butter.
3. Melt and stir the butter into the lemon juice until you have a smooth sauce.
4. Add the Parmesan, garlic and season to taste.
5. Set aside to cool a little (3minutes) and serve warm.


Remarks:
I added some garlic powder to give this sauce a bit more taste. However, you can leave it out. You could add some chopped fresh herbs just before serving (chervil, basil, cilantro).

Serving suggestions:
This sauce is made to accompany asparagus, but you can also use it as a salad dressing/dipping sauce for warm vegetables (fennel, bell peppers, tomatoes, etc...).

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~ Dip/Sauce Au Citron Et Parmesan ~

Recette tirée du magazine "Good Food"et adaptée par Rosa @ Rosa's Yummy Yums 2010.

Ingrédients:
Le jus d'un citron
85g de Beurre non-salé, coupé en petits morceaux
25g de Parmesan, finement râpé
Une pincée d'ail en poudre ou la moitié d'une petite gousse d'ail, écrasée (en option)
Sel de mer, à volonté
Poivre, à volonté
Piment d'Espelette, pour saupoudrer

Méthode:
1. Mettre le jus de citron dans une casserole.
2. Chauffer à basse température et ajouter le beurre.
3. Faire fondre le beurre et l'incorporer au jus de citron tout en le battant afin d'obtenir une sauce homogène.
4. Ajouter le parmesan, l'ail et assaisonner à volonté.
5. Faire refoidir 3 minutes et servir chaud.


Remarques:
J'ai ajouter de l'ail en poudre afin de donner un peu plus de caractère à cette sauce. C'est à vous de voir si vous voulez en ajouter ou non.
Vous pouvez aromatiser cette sauce avec des herbes fraîches hachées que vous incorporerez juste avant de servir (cerfeuil, basilic, coriandre).

Idées de présentation:
Cette sauce est faite pour accompagner les asperges mais vous pouvez tout à fait l'utiliser avec d'autres légumes cuits (fenouil, poivrons, tomates, etc...).

72 comments:

  1. Hi Rosa - this dip looks delicious and I love the picture. Also, wanted to let you know I changed my url and blog name, but it's still me from City Girl Lifestyle. I wanted a blog name that represented more what I blogged about. Hope all is well. I do not comment enough, but I always love your photography and posts :)

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  2. Sounds delicious for asparagus, and I love the espelette on top!

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  3. Truly a simple recipe. A must for dip lovers. thanks for sharing.

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  4. le coté "cheesy" hmmm tu me tentes trop Rosa!

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  5. Yummy!!! Espelette pepper sounds new to me, I am sure it taste delicious.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    ~d~

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  6. I have tried some of the Good Food recipes I have found on line and they have bever steered me wrong.

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  7. What a unique combination of flavors in this wonderful dip!

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  8. Une excellente recette et si simple! Il fallait y penser seulement!

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  9. Love parmesan Rosa nd this sounds yummy!! gloria

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  10. I've never heard of anything like this. It sounds and looks so delicious

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  11. A delicious dip for asparagus. I love the flavors and the color--adding garlic sounds perfect. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Sounds delicious. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  13. sooo unique and loving the attractive color!! :D swweettt!!!
    cheers!!

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  14. You know, I would use this like a fondue for shellfish and chicken as well. Love lemon and butter combined.

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  15. Oh yeah this would be perfect with some asparagus. So springy! I love it!

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  16. ein einfaches Rezept, das mir für die Spargeln gerade recht kommt.

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  17. Quelle belle découverte que ton blog !Bravo pour l'originalité des recettes, quant aux photos, ouahhhh j'ADORE !!!!!

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  18. Wow that certainly does look delicious and springy! I'm bookmarking it!

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  19. A pic cette recette! j'ai tout ce qu'il faut pr manger les dernieres asperges! Merci!Bon week end

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  20. Cheesy and delicious dip,thanks for the recipe rosa, take care

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  21. What a great cheesy dip! Great with asparagus!

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  22. I love it!!! (Je dispose de peu d'anglais, mais c'est sincère ;-)))

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  23. That looks so good! Amazing photos - I love the orange of the bowl and the creamy cheese. Good Food has some really great recipes and I'm keen to try this one. Have a great weekend Rosa!

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  24. sounds absolutely delicious, your photos make me want to go on a picnic!

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  25. That's a very interesting combination that seems too easy to be true. I love things that are light, refreshing and indulgent. This seems like something I would really enjoy. I might have to give this a go out of curiosity.

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  26. Oh my, this dip is bookmarked!

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  27. This DOES look delicious! I'll have to remember this recipe when I make some asparagus next time. ;-)

    Paz

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  28. je vois bien sauce comme alternative à la mousseline avec les asperges !! bravo Rosa ! Pierre

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  29. what a unique and versatile creation! it would nicely compliment so many things and deliver a blast of zippiness at the same time. awesome.

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  30. Great alternative to the common Hollandaise sauce for asparagus : ), I have gotta try this, thx!

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  31. très original, ce doit être excellent ! les photos sont encore exceptionnelles, bravo

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  32. I have been buying the BBC Good Food for years and I absolutely adore it.
    Your dip looks and sounds delicious.
    Awesome photos x

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  33. Unusual mix of ingredients that leads to a yummy recipe with lemon and parmesan … it looks luscious as a salad dressing :)

    Have a great weekend,

    Gera

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  34. One of my favorite combinations. Great idea and gorgeous pictures!

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  35. Sounds delicious with crudites or a grilled baguette!

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  36. Lemon and parmesan, sound original ! I should give it a try !

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  37. Delicious dip Rosa! bookmarked!

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  38. I cannot wait to try this, it sounds absolutely delicious. What a great dip, thanks for sharing.

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  39. Rosa! This looks really tasty what a great suggestion. I can't wait until my vegetable garden is in full bloom I will make sure I have some of this parmesan simmering on the stove!

    delicious!

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  40. very attractive and sexy, love it! a very bright attractive colour too! ;)

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  41. Oh I bet that was delicious!

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  42. I've got a bunch of asparagus in my fridge and I'm hoping to make this sauce with it! Printing now! :)

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  43. My favourite part of the month is when my subscription magazine called DELICIOUS arrives. I spent hours pouring over every page. This recipe looks and sounds amazing. great photos!

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  44. I love the color, it looks divine..

    sweetlife

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  45. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe find with us Rosa. It sounds like the perfect "garnish" for fresh young asparagus. It's quite a pretty site for the eyes too:)

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  46. unusual yet delicious looking dip....Love ur varied collection of recipes..

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  47. C4est sûr qu'aves des asperges, ce doit être le top !
    Bises
    Hélène

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  48. J'allais le dire, que je dipperais bien des asperges!

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  49. J'arrive avec ma botte d'aspeges!!!Miam.
    Bisous.
    Caro

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  50. Nice recipe, nice photos -> great post :o)

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  51. Rosa this is beautiful. I really love that it's tangy and cheesy, it reminds me of that skillet cheese dish that the greeks make a lot. MMMmm deeelish :)

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  52. C'est vrai qu'avec des asperges elle doit etre très bonne cette sauce!!

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  53. Rosa, what a great combination of flavors in this dip...lemon and cheese, it sure look very tasty :-)

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  54. Looks delicious Rosa and I also like the little pot! :D

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  55. This sounds like one of those great dressings that's good with everything. Yum!

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  56. Effectivement, ce dip est extra pour tremper les asperges Rosa. Avec des herbes fraîches, nous allons nous régaler. Pour moi aussi, avec de l'ail...

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  57. sounds so divine and summery rosa!

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  58. Gosh Rosa, this is finger licking good stuff! Deep delicious flavours! NICE!!

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  59. This is so a fantastic Recipe and so easy to made !!I would surely try this !!Thanks for sharing..Also please visit my New Blog About Paranormal Studies of India.Click on the Link to view it Unseen Rajasthan Paranormal

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  60. Lemony good,so simple and delicious :D

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  61. I am going to try this this evening! I have all the ingredients and it looks fabulous.

    Thank you!
    Lacy

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  62. that's one good looking pudding :)

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  63. De toute beauté!! Tu réussis toujours à m'impressionner ma belle Rosa..

    Bo mercredi xx

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  64. Well, I'm thinking this would be especially good with nothing but a drinking straw.

    I.must.make.this!

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  65. Oh how delicious! The asparagus is just coming into season - I must try this!

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  66. Thank you for sharing! I tried this recipe and it's so delicious!

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