Asparagus Parmigiana

Preparing food with a lover creates romantic opportunities to connect through all five senses – sight, sound, touch, and taste. Bodies slide past each other in a narrow kitchen. Hands touch passing ingredients to each other. Two minds and bodies work toward a common purpose. The enticing aroma and anticipation of cooking provide a powerful way to create lasting memories together. Enjoy this delicious and colorful way to prepare asparagus for just about any meal.

While the asparagus is baking, read the story that inspired this recipe.

One bunch of asparagus (about 1 pound)
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
Kosher Salt
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1) Preheat oven to 400F
2) Trim the hard, calloused ends off the asparagus, leaving long spears
3) Cover a baking tray with aluminum foil
4) Place the asparagus spears in a single layer on the tray
5) Drizzle olive oil over the spears and gently mix to coat them all with oil
6) Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and salt to taste
7) Bake for 10 minutes (turning once) or until asparagus spears are lightly browned and easily pierced by a fork.
8) Serve hot

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