Asparagus health boost

Arlene Thompson. INLT-11-11-10 600-CON

Arlene Thompson. INLT-11-11-10 600-CON

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Asparagus Season!

Packed with nutrients, this seasonal vegetable is known to help with cancer protection, blood pressure and even anti ageing!

Try this easy side dish recipe with a citrus twist!

Zesty asparagus with parmesan

175g asparagus spears

½ lemon, zest and juice

10g unsalted butter

15g Parmesan shavings

Freshly ground black pepper to serve

Method:

1. Trim the asparagus of any woody stalk. Steam the spears for 5-10 minutes or until just tender.

2. Transfer the asparagus to a large bowl and toss with the butter, lemon juice and zest.

3. Pile the spears onto a large serving plate and top with parmesan shavings. Season with freshly ground black pepper before serving.

Cook’s tip:

Marinate asparagus in sesame oil, soy sauce and fresh chilli for an oriental twist.

Go Veggie:

Replace the Parmesan with vegetarian Cheddar.