Love that Asparagus
Eaten raw, their fresh crunchy goodness will delight your taste buds. Or, enjoy them lightly steamed or roasted.
2 lbfresh asparagus
1juice of 1/2 lemon
1 Tbsplemon zest
2 clovegarlic, (minced)
1/4 cfresh grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbspolive oil, extra virgin
·salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Love that Asparagus
- Prep asparagus - Place the asparagus on your cutting board and cut the tough woody portion off. The stem thickness indicates the age of the asparagus, thicker stems coming from older plants. The stalks are thicker and can be a little woody then the small stalks. The bottom portion of asparagus often contains sand and dirt, so thorough cleaning is advised before cooking.
- Line your baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean up. Add olive oil to pan then add your asparagus, minced garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste. Then toss asparagus and make sure all the stalks are cover. Now add lemon juice and zest. Place in oven and let roast for about 10 - 12 minutes.