Now anyone who knows me really well, knows I am not a fan of any green vegetable (especially such a pungent one). Spinach is my only exception. My Husband says of all the veggies to like you like the one most people hate. Hee Hee that is me! The boys love love asparagus so I make it quite often and I never taste it I just serve it. I make it for them, for family, for guests, and I even have an asparagus appetizer that people love. And I had never tasted ONE bite of any of them!!! I know what you are thinking, how can a cook serve something that she has not tasted? Well I make it the same way each time with rave reviews so it must be good! I have 3 ways I make it. This is my quick stove top version.
1 bunch fresh or frozen asparagus
olive oil to drizzle
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 of one lemon
In a saute pan over med high heat drizzle olive oil and add asparagus. Salt and pepper to taste and drizzle a bit more olive oil. Saute approx 3-5 min.
Add the juice of half the lemon and toss the rind in the pan. The heat will help release some of the essential oils and raise the citrus flavor. Cook about 1-2 min more and then serve immediately.
I actually had a bite of this one. I still don’t like it……….