recipe: asparagus with pine nuts

31 Oct

I love asparagus.

 

I love pine nuts.

 

So, why not marry the two into a sorta fancy-schmancy side dish?

Here’s how I do it.

Asparagus with Pine Nuts

1 bunch asparagus

1/2 cup pine nuts

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cloves garlic

fresh Parmesan cheese

 

Steam the asparagus. I do this in the microwave: rinse asparagus and snap off ends. Shake off excess water, wrap in plastic wrap, and zap until tender. It doesn’t take long.

In skillet, heat oil. Saute garlic and pine nuts until pine nuts smell nutty and toasty. Add the steamed asparagus and shake to coat. Divide onto plates and grate some fresh Parmesan on each portion.

This makes a fantastic light dinner with a fried egg on top of each portion, too.

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