Asparagus with Lemon Butter and Parmesan
- prep time1 min
- total time 3 min
- serves 6
Nutty asparagus coated in creamy butter and cheese.
12 oz asparagus, trimmed (375g)
1 Tbsp butter (15ml)
1 tsp grated lemon zest (5ml)
1 clove clove garlic, minced (1)
¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (50ml)
salt and pepper
1. Cook asparagus in a large saucepan of boiling salted water until tender-crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain again. Pat asparagus dry with a paper towel.
2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, lemon zest and garlic, and sauté for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan, and sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until cheese begins to crisp. Season, to taste, with salt & pepper, and serve garnished with lemon slices.
Tip: Green beans could be used as a substitute for the asparagus.