Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan, 5/7/13

ChefMark Abernathy


1bunch medium sized asparagus

2Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2Tablespoons quality, freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1Teaspoon fresh lemon zest

Saltand pepper


Rinseasparagus, break cut off bottom 1/3. Cut into 2 inch slices, cut at a slightdiagonal. Fill a medium size pan half way with water and bring to a boil. Addasparagus and simmer for 2 minutes. Drain the water. Toss while hot in bowlwith the olive oil, cheese and lemon zest. Salt and pepper to taste.


Note:These are great tossed into a buttered pasta. Add more cheese. You can also addsome cooked pancetta strips and green peas.