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Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces asparagus)

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.

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.

Chef's Notes

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