• 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 15-20 spears of asparagus, wooden ends removed
  • Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 lemon, juiced

I love asparagus and I often like to make this recipe as it’s real quick, tasty and very easy to make. I like to add this to a lot of my main dishes I cook up. As I am a huge fan of garlic the flavor of the garlic and the parmesan gives a nice yummy taste to the asparagus. And to top it all off at the end you squeeze some lemon over it all! Oh my! Enjoy!

Directions:

  1. Remove the wooden ends of the asparagus. Add 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add the asparagus spears in a single layer then cover with a lid and cook until the asparagus is bright green and still crisp, about 5 minutes.
  3. Uncover and season with salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
  4. Continue to cook, stirring often until the spears are fork tender yet still a bit crisp, about another 2 minutes.
  5. Move the spears to one side of the skillet then add the last 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil to the other side of the skillet.
  6. Add the minced garlic to the olive oil, and cook for 30 seconds, stirring the garlic constantly.
  7. Toss the spears with the garlic and olive oil for 30 seconds then remove from the skillet to a serving plate and squeeze lemon juice over asparagus.
  8. Top with shredded Parmesan cheese and serve immediately.