Saturday, July 25, 2009

Simple recipe to try with asparagus

I like this recipe because there's nothing better than FRESH ASPARAGUS cooked just right. We've all had it when it's a little tough and chewy-yuck! This recipe is able to be turned into a low fat dish by substituting butter for olive oil and regular parmesan with low fat. Parmesan cheese isn't really that high in fat or calories anyway but using low fat tastes great anyway, so why not use it???? I don't like nuts in my food. To me, it just tastes weird but the almonds are light and crunchy. It's a perfect recipe for asparagus fans!

Asparagus with Sliced Almonds and Parmesan Cheese

2 tablespoons butter (I use olive oil!!!!!)
1 pound asparagus, bottoms trimmed
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (light or low fat is best)

Melt butter (olive oil) in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus, and cook, stirring, about 5 minutes. Stir in almonds and parmesan, and cook until the cheese is slightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes

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