Baked Asparagus with Lemon
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Serves: 25 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches asparagus
  • 1 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Rinse 2 bunches of asparagus.
  2. Break off the ends by holding the base end and snapping it wherever it snaps. This way you won’t be chewing a fibrous end for 5 minutes. And it’s way easier than having to peal each one with a potato peeler. Can you imagine doing that? I’ve done it before and it’s just not worth the trouble!
  3. Place asparagus in a large baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
  4. Squeeze ½ of a lemon over the asparagus. Line the top third of the asparagus with lemon slices from the other half of your lemon (optional).
  5. Thinly slice 4 Tbsp of butter and line the center of the asparagus with butter
  6. Bake at 400˚F for 12 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Remove asparagus from the oven and set oven to Broil.
  7. Sprinkle the center of the asparagus with parmesan cheese and broil 2-3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.
  8. Enjoy!!

 

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