• 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound asparagus, woody portion of stems removed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan


Serves: 4


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a 10-inch frying pan, heat the olive oil until very hot. Add the asparagus and season with generously with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing frequently, for 4 minutes. Transfer the pan to the oven and cook until the asparagus is crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes (depending on the thickness of the asparagus).

Remove the asparagus from the oven and transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Sprinkle the lemon zest and juice over the asparagus and toss to combine. Transfer the asparagus to a serving platter and garnish with the Parmesan. Serve immediately.