ASPARAGUS WITH PARMESAN CHEESE

Posted: June 11, 2015 in Food, garden, Recipes, Rhode Island, Southern New England
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When asparagus is in season, it’s time to gorge. I’ve got it growing in my yard, and the patch gets bigger and happier every year with minimal maintenance…definitely one of those veggies every lazy gardener should grow.

I love it raw, chopped into salads, pickled, oven-roasted, and in pasta dishes. This is a great side dish with any main course slab of meat.

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1 lb. fresh asparagus spears
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
salt and pepper

 

The easy way to trim asparagus spears is to grab the thicker end between two fingers and bend it. It will snap at the point where the tough part ends and the softer, edible part begins. Toss the bottoms into your compost pile.

Heat the butter and oil in a pan and then add the asparagus spears. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until al dente. You don’t want them mushy.

While the asparagus is still in the pan, sprinkle the Parmigiano Reggiano on top, letting it melt a bit. Season with salt and pepper.

I ate this batch right out of the pan!

 

 

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Comments
  1. Onute Miller says:

    I’m working on my laptop on a client’s presentation & skipped lunch. This is SO tantalizing (exactly perfect for today’s mood), that I’m dying & may have to curtail me focused efforts to prepare identical recipe or almost similar. (Mine is almost exactly like yours except for the smallest splash of a great Balsamic vinegar…) “…net pilvas skauda!?”

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