Green & White Asparagus Beef Braciole

Green & White Asparagus Beef Braciole

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Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 8 spears  green asparagus, trimmed
  • 8 spears  white asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated fontina
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 8 beef round scaloppine (about 1 1/2 lbs.) pounded 1/8 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups marinara sauce
Directions
  1. In pot of boiling, salted water, blanch asparagus for 3 minutes; transfer to ice water bath. In skillet, heat 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium heat. Add panko and toast, stirring, until light golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer crumbs to medium bowl, reserving skillet; toss crumbs with cheese and lemon zest. Season scaloppine lightly on both sides. Place on work surface; top with panko mixture. Place 1 green and 1 white asparagus spear at end of scaloppine, perpendicular to meat. Roll up and secure with toothpick, threading lengthwise. In reserved skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp. EVOO over medium-high heat. Add beef rolls and brown on all sides, 3 minutes. Lower heat, add marinara, cover and cook, until beef is just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Top with sauce.
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