1 lb. asparagus, ends trimmed
3 T. butter, room temperature
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, packed
1 T. chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried
1 1/2 lg. garlic clove, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Cook asparagus in large pot of boiling water until just crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain well. Arrange asparagus on broiler proof platter. Preheat broiler. Beat butter in medium bowl until fluffy. Beat in cheese, basil, garlic and lemon juice. Season to taste with pepper. Drop butter mixture by teaspoonfuls over asparagus. Broil asparagus until topping browns, watching closely to avoid burning, about 3 minutes. Serve hot.