Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus

2 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 45 minutes

The rendered fat from the pancetta, along with a knob of butter, is just enough to keep the vegetables from being dry without smothering the fresh flavors. The recipe is supposed to serve 4, but we could easily imagine polishing off an entire pan by ourselves.


4 ounces pancetta; cut into 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch dice
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound asparagus; woody ends trimmed and sliced into 2 inch pieces on the bias
1 1/4 cup leek; thinly sliced crosswise (white and pale green parts only)
2 cloves garlic; minced
Zest; of one lemon
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
1 -2 tablespoon Italian parsley; chopped
Salt; and freshly ground pepper to taste

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1. In a large non-stick pan, saut? pancetta, stirring frequently, over medium heat, until crisp and lightly golden.

2. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan. Add asparagus pieces and leek and saut? until asparagus is tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

3. Add garlic, lemon and orange zest, toasted pine nuts and parsley and saut? for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper and salt and serve immediately.

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Really good- definitely will make again
Lngb19 2y ago

With pork products added, what can go wrong? You want kids to eat veggies, try this. Wants to dress up any veggie, try this.
dcwinton 2y ago

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