Creamy Asparagus & Leek Crespelle

Prep 15 min
Total 35 min
Serves 4

18

Ingredients

1/2 tsp
salt, divided
1 bunch
asparagus, trimmed and halved
1 cup and 2 tsp
2 cups
2% milk, divided
6 tbsp
melted butter, divided
2
leeks, white parts only, sliced (about two cups)
125 g
cream cheese, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup
1 tbsp
dijon mustard
1/4 tsp
1
small red bell pepper, diced
2 tbsp
finely chopped parsley, (optional)

Instructions

1. Bring 2 cups water and ¼ tsp salt to a boil in a large saucepan. Add asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 2 min. Drain and plunge asparagus into a bowl of ice water. Drain and pat dry.

2. Whisk 1 cup flour with baking powder in a medium bowl. Whisk in 1 1/2 cups milk and 2 tbsp melted butter until smooth.

3. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add 1 tsp melted butter. Pour 1/2 cup batter into centre of hot pan. Lift pan and quickly tilt to coat bottom. Cook until top is set and edges begin to turn golden, about 45 sec. Use a rubber spatula to loosen edges, flip and cook 30 sec more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with 2 tsp melted butter and batter.

4. Remove pan from heat and wipe clean with paper towel. Add remaining 3 tbsp melted butter in pan over medium. Add leeks and cook until golden, about 4 min. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tsp flour and stir. Gradually mix in remaining  1/2 cup milk, then cream cheese. Stir in broth, Dijon, nutmeg, remaining ¼ tsp salt, red pepper and asparagus. Cook, stirring constantly, about 3 min.

Nutrition

Calories 487, Protein 13 g, Carbohydrates 44 g, Fat 30 g, Fibre 4 g, Sodium 794 mg.
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