March 4, 2008

Lemon Black Pepper Asparagus

As previously mentioned, we snazzed up some asparagus to add to our not-so-saucy tomato sauce.  
Did you know.....
that asparagus is a perennial from the lily family?
an excellent source of vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin A, as well as many B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, and B6)?
available in three colors (green, white, and purple)?
World's Healthiest Foods reports that, "Despite folate's wide availability in food, folate deficiency is the most common vitamin deficiency in the world."
So go on.  Eat some asparagus for the sake of the world's deficiency.  Someone's gotta do it.  It might as well be you.   

Here's to the World.

Lemon Black Pepper Asparagus
14 fresh asparagus spears
1/2 T lemon juice
black pepper
Cover the bottom of a pan with about 1/4 inch of water.  Add in the lemon juice and asparagus spears.  Bring to a low simmer and cook until they become a vibrant green.  Remove from the pan and squeeze on some additional lemon juice and season it with fresh black pepper.  Build lincoln log-esque cabin with asparagus spears.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

Corey said...

I think asparagus is my favourite vegetable. I prefer to bake my asparagus with lots of olive oil, garlic, lemon, salt and pepper. If you haven't tried it yet, you should!