Stovetop, Pot (small), Grater, Frying pan, Knife
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
Use a paring knife to scrape off the spikes on the asparagus stalks.
Wash the asparagus & snap off the woody ends. Slice the asparagus on the diagonal.
Grate the lemon zest into a bowl.
Juice the lemon into a separate bowl.
Just before the pasta is done cooking, add the asparagus to the pot. Cook together for 2-3 min.
Drain the pasta & asparagus, reserving a bit of the cooking liquid.
Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the lemon juice. Stir & let it simmer for 2 min.
Add the pasta & asparagus to the pan.
Add a bit of the pasta cooking liquid. Stir & simmer.
Add most of the grated parmesan. Cook, stirring until it comes together into a cheesy lemon-butter sauce. Season with salt & pepper.
Add half of the lemon zest to the pan & mix.
Serve the pasta garnished with the rest of the lemon zest & parmesan. Spring has sprung!
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On average, one serving of the recipe "Asparagus & Lemon Pasta" contains 499 Energy, 22 g of Fat, 58 g of Carbohydrates, 18 g of Protein, 6 g of Fiber.