|Asparagus Italian-style||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
Here is a simple recipe to prepare for asparagus, a popular Italian item served as a side-dish
This will accommodate 4 servings
Ingredients you will need
1 lb fresh asparagus spears
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons freshly grated parmesan cheese or asiago cheese
Snap off the tough ends of asparagus (the word in Italian is asparagi).
Remove the scales from stalks with a knife or veggie peeler, if desired. Arrange the asparagus in a veggie steamer over boiling water. Cover and steam from 4 to 5 minutes or until crisp tender, keep warm. Combine the tomato and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Make sure you stir well. To serve, spoon tomato mixture over aspargus, sprinkle with cheese.