Chilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan Recipe

Chilled Asparagus with Lemon and Parmesan Recipe

This quick, gourmet salad or side dish is packed full of flavor.

Ingredients (serves 5 people)

  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus
  • 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt

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  1. Snap or slice woody ends off asparagus and discard

  2. Steam stalks in a covered steaming tray, strainer or colander over a pot of boiling water for approximately 3 minutes

  3. Remove from heat and immediately rinse with cold water

  4. Zest or finely grate the lemon peels and set aside

  5. Arrange asparagus in a shallow container and squeeze lemon juice over the top, completely saturating it

  6. Sprinkle sea salt over asparagus and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, allowing stalks to fully chill

  7. Transfer asparagus to a chilled plate and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and lemon zest.

  8. Serve immediately

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