All Things Wonderful Asparagus



To me there are a few perfect foods, asparagus, lemons and Parmesan cheese being three of them and they happen to work perfectly together.


I did not make this perfect dish up, but some ancient Italian gets the well deserved credit, but I did cook it today and thought if you have never had it you would want to eat it right away, especially now that we are entering spring asparagus season.


Big bunch of asparagus

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Juice and zest of one lemon

Cracked black pepper


Preheat oven to 400º

Cover a cookie sheet with foil and spray it with Pam.  Cut the tough ends off the asparagus and lay it on the foil in a single layer.  Roast in the oven for about 15 minutes until the asparagus just starts to brown.  If your asparagus is thin, like a pencil cut the cooking time down, if it is thick increase it.

Pull the cookie sheet out of the oven and sprinkle the asparagus with the cheese and put it back in the oven for five more minutes.

Remove from oven and squeeze juice of lemon all over it and dust with the zest and cracked black pepper.

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