Dress up plain asparagus by sprinkling with pancetta, often referred to as Canadian bacon, and seasoning with pepper and lemon juice for a fresh taste.
1.5 ounces pancetta
1 pound trimmed asparagus spears
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
How to Make It
Cut pancetta into matchsticks; cook in a nonstick skillet 3 minutes or until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Sprinkle pancetta over asparagus. Season with pepper and lemon juice.
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