Raw & cooked asparagus with lemon & parmesan butter
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 6
- 600g medium-length asparagus
- 75g butter
- ½ lemon , zested and juiced
- 30g parmesan or vegetarian alternative, grated
- STEP 1
Trim about two thirds of the asparagus to get rid of any woody ends, then set aside. Peel the remaining into ribbons using a vegetable peeler and tip into a bowl.
- STEP 2
Gently heat the butter, lemon zest and juice and lots of black pepper in a small saucepan. Stir in half the parmesan and keep warm.
- STEP 3
Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the trimmed asparagus for about 2 mins until just cooked. Drain and tip into the bowl with the asparagus ribbons. Toss everything with the buttery sauce and the remaining parmesan. Season to taste, then serve.