Monday, May 16, 2011
Sauteed Asparagus with Linguine and an Update
Now for Asparagus! I love asparagus, grilled, sauteed, crunchy, any way you cook it I like it, especially with pasta, lemon, and basil, however I forgot to buy fresh basil, so we added garlic instead. Sometimes, we add cooked chicken, shrimp, or even scallops, but that night we just had the asparagus and pasta, so good. This meal is so easy and quick, perfect a week night dinner, and it' so good. Perfect with a glass of wine too. Don't wait to long to make this, or the fresh asparagus will be gone!
This meal without any chicken or seafood, is a perfect vegetarian meal, and if you use Earth Balance, instead of the butter, it can be vegan.
1Tbsp olive oil
2 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1lb of fresh asparagus, cleaned, cut in 2 in. pieces
1 tsp of dried basil, or use fresh basil, if you have it
1 lemon juice and zest
Linguine cooked to al dente
Grated Parmesan cheese
Heat Saute pan to med-high heat. Add butter and olive oil, Saute garlic for 2 minutes. Add cleaned, cut asparagus, and basil, saute for about 5 min, until it turns a darker green.Add lemon juice and zest. Serve over cooked linguine, and top with grated Parmesan cheese