Sometimes we all get into a rut and serve vegetables the same old way. Try this one and it will brighten your outlook on asparagus.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 3/4 cup pecans (measuring 1/2 cup after saute)
- 1 cup panko crumbs
- 1 large lemon
- 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest
- 1/2 cup minced parsley
- 2 lbs. asparagus
- lemon slices
In a skillet, melt the butter and add the pecans, sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the panko crumbs. and continue for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Cut the lemon in half and squeeze into the mixture, making sure no seeds fall in. Remove from the heat and add the zest and parsley.
Steam asparagus just until tender. Arrange on a pretty platter and sprinkle the topping over all. Garnish with lemon slices.
You will get lots of oohs and ahhs for sure.