A collection of Rod's favorite recipes



  • 1 bunch of medium sized asparagus, about 1 lb
  • 2 Tbsp of the most exquisite extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest – freshly grated lemon rind
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


Asparagus1 Prepare the asparagus by rinsing them thoroughly, break off any tough, white bottoms and discard. Cut into 1 to 2 inch sections, slicing the asparagus at a slight diagonal.

2 Fill a medium sized saucepan half way with water, bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and reduce heat slightly to a simmer. Parboil the asparagus for exactly 2 minutes. Drain the hot water. While the asparagus are still hot, toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, Parmesan, and lemon rind. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm or room temperature.



Comments on: "Asparagus" (3)

  1. julialcarter said:

    Reblogged this on All About The Noms and commented:
    Yumyums Asaparagus- my favourite green vegetable.

  2. Looks delicious. I steamed asparagus tonight, which is how I always cook it and my husband complained that it was too plain. I will try your recipe next time and jazz it up a bit!

    • rodweston said:

      I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve prepared it this way several times since I posted it on my blog and we’ve enjoyed it every time – most recently for Mother’s Day.

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