Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
8 Mins
Total Time
14 Mins
Serves 4

Spring asparagus shines with just a few flavor enhancements.


How to Make It

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

Step 2

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add asparagus; cook 1 minute. Sprinkle evenly with lemon rind, pepper, and salt; toss to coat. Sprinkle asparagus with pecorino Romano cheese.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Simple and fantastic

January 24, 2016
Obviously the cooking time is dependent upon the diameter of the asparagus.  I had slightly thicker stalks so simmered 5 minutes and sauteed for 2.  Definitely a wonderful preparation and one we will have often.

steponme's Review

March 03, 2015
Simple, but muy delicioso.

CCutting's Review

September 01, 2013
Quick, simple and delicious.

mandofan's Review

May 25, 2013
Simple but perfect asparagus dish.

karenfar's Review

May 05, 2013
I really shouldn't comment on this recipe because I forgot the lemon!! I cooked the asparagus in the skillet and when crisp-tender, I added the cheese - it was really good and can only imagine that would be even better with the lemon. I would definitely serve to company.

LoveCL2's Review

April 11, 2013

Jane1019's Review

March 29, 2013
This was wonderful. I didn't have pecorino so I'm sure it would be even better with all of the ingredients!

Jsharkey's Review

March 24, 2013
Great change for doing asparagus! Easy recipe!

SweetBeeCottage's Review

March 19, 2013

3Cockers's Review

March 17, 2013