Fresh Asparagus

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May 14, 2015 at 7:51 am  •  Posted in Recipe of the Day by  •  0 Comments

1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb

2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break off any tough, white bottoms and discard. Cut into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.

Half fill a medium saucepan with water & bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes. Drain the hot water.

While the asparagus are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, Parmesan cheese and lemon rind. Salt & pepper to taste. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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