Forevermama's Asparagus Parmigiano

4
Servings
20m
Prep Time
10m
Cook Time
30m
Ready In


"A tried and true recipe that's good because of it's simplicity. It's one of my favorite asparagus recipes. Found this recipe in a magazine (can't remember which) that featured recipe's of a founder of Dean and Delucca's grocers. I LOVE ASPARAGUS!"

Original recipe yields 4 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (177.8 g)
  • Calories 269.7
  • Total Fat - 26.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10 g
  • Cholesterol - 34.5 mg
  • Sodium - 155.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 5.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3 g
  • Sugars - 2.7 g
  • Protein - 5.2 g
  • Calcium - 101.6 mg
  • Iron - 3.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Cut about 1/2 - 1” off of the stem bottoms to remove the woody piece.

Step 2

Wash asparagus, and with a vegetable peeler, peel the bottom half of the stems (refer to tidbit below).

Step 3

Place in 1 1/2 quarts of salted boiling water. Boil gently until tender but not soft, about 5 minutes.

Step 4

Remove asparagus, and set aside 4 to 5 tablespoons of asparagus water.

Step 5

Heat butter, oil, and water in saute pan. Add asparagus and lemon juice; toss.

Step 6

Remove from heat, place on platter. Add salt and pepper to taste, incorporating for even seasoning distribution. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top and serve immediately. Pass additional grated cheese, if desired.

Step 7

Tidbit: It is advisable to peel the bottom part of asparagus spears. This will remove the skin that sometimes can be tough.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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lazyme

So simple and so yummy. The only thing I did differently was to cut the spears into smaller pieces. Thanks for sharing, Nat.

review by:
(7 Dec 2018)

Mikekey

Very simple, yet elegant enough for company. Served for Easter dinner, with leg of lamb.

review by:
(27 Mar 2016)

MelMel

If you love asparagus, you will adore this simple, yet fabulous side. Love the ease of preparation and tasted great too. Even the kids loved them and they are somewhat picky with vegetables. Happy to have another great side to feed my family!

review by:
(23 Jul 2015)

LindasBusyKitchen

So easy to make and so darn delicious! I love that there aren't 40 ingredients because I can make it in no time to have with just about anything! Went great with my shrimp pasta dish. Thank you for sharing such a good veggie recipe with us ForeverMama! Linda

(1 May 2015)