Whole Roasted or Grilled Asparagus
1 lb fresh asparagus
2 to 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon orange juice
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
Parmesan cheese shavings
- Place the asparagus in 1 layer in a large non-stick skillet and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Shake pan to coat the asparagus with oil and place over moderate heat. Cook asparagus, shaking pan every few minutes to brown evenly.
- Lower heat and cook asparagus (cooking time may vary widely) until crisp tender, around 10 to 15 minutes. Test by poking asparagus stems with a toothpick or knife, or grill asparagus 3 minutes on each side, turning to brown evenly, until crisp tender.
- Remove asparagus to a serving dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and drizzle with 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil. Combine lemon and orange juice and drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle evenly with sesame seeds and cheese shavings.
Total calories 113
Fat 9 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Sodium 167 mg
Calcium 44 mg