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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lemon Parmesan Asparagus

Isn't it amazing that as you get older, you begin to love the vegetables that you used to turn your nose up to? I have loved eating asparagus for a very long time (this should be your first clue that I am getting very old) and it amazes me that my 3 year old grand daughter will also eat it. I know I wouldn't have at that age. Maybe she will have a much  more open minded pallet than I did.
This asparagus dish has just the right amount of "tang" from the lemon, crunch from the asparagus and that oh so yummy Parmesan cheese flavor!
Recipe Adapted From: http://twolovesstudio.com/2013/04/30/olive-oil-lemon-parmesan-asparagus/

1 bunch asparagus
Lemon Infused Olive Oil
1/2 fresh lemon
Zest from 1/2 a lemon
Parmesan Cheese
salt/pepper to taste

You can either roast or steam your asparagus.
If you roast it: Preheat oven to 400° Place asparagus in a large baking pan and drizzle 1 Tbsp of water over the top. Roast for 15-30 minutes, depending how crunchy you like your asparagus.
If you steam it: Place asparagus in vegetable steamer over boiling water and cook until asparagus is crisp tender..

Once asparagus is cooked, remove from the pan and drizzle lemon scented olive oil over it. Squeeze half a lemon over the asparagus. Sprinkle the lemon zest, Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper over the top. Serve warm.

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