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Be Our AsparaGuest! An asparagus recipe inspired by the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast!

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Be Our Guest is one of the most fun and well known songs from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The song is mainly sung by the character Lumière – a French-accented candelabra – who was voiced by Jerry Orbach in the 1991 movie, and Ewan MacGregor in the recent 2017 live-action remake. A Broadway production of the show also ran from 1994 to 2007, where the role of Lumière was originally played by Gary Beach.

Be our guest, be our guest
Put our service to the test
Tie your napkin ’round your neck, cherie
And we’ll provide the rest

As well as the enchanted candelabra, the song is also performed by a talking teapot, a mantle clock, and various other assorted animated furniture and dishes. Despite sounding like a song that The Muppets should have a stab at, only a dodgy lip-synced version exists. You’ll just have to settle for the Alvin and the Chipmunks rendition. Or The Simpson’s parody “See My Vest“. Or the Ant and Dec version with a talking cookie. OK I’ll stop now.

This asparagus recipe is SUPER quick and easy, especially if you have the bacon already cooked. I even use a microwave vegetable steamer to make things even speedier!

Steam the asparagus until just tender (mine were super skinny so only took 3 minutes on high). Meanwhile, finely chop the cooked bacon. Transfer the asparagus to a serving plate, and sprinkle over the bacon and some blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle some olive oil over the vegetables and season with black pepper (you shouldn’t need any salt). All done in less than five minutes!

Be Our AsparaGuest! An asparagus recipe inspired by the Disney musical Beauty and the Beast!

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Ingredients

  • fresh asparagus, woody stems snapped off
  • cooked bacon, finely chopped
  • blue cheese crumbles
  • olive oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

  1. Steam the asparagus until just tender.
  2. Transfer the asparagus to a serving plate, and sprinkle over the bacon and blue cheese crumbles.
  3. Drizzle some olive oil over the vegetables and season with black pepper, then serve.
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