This recipe for Asparagus with Red Pepper and Manchego lends a Spanish twist to your dinner.
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 pound trimmed asparagus
1 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 ounce shaved Manchego cheese
How to Make It
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil; swirl to coat. Add asparagus; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper, paprika, black pepper, and salt; cook 2 minutes. Top with Manchego cheese.
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I found this to be easy and delicious! I did have to cook the asparagus longer than 5 minutes in order to make them tender, but it didn't make this any more work. I was pleasantly surprised by the manchego, which i had never tried. We served this with spicy honey-brushed chicken thighs and some long grain and wild rice. It was lovely to be able to cook the whole meal while rice cooked. I would definitely make this again.