• 750 gr (1½ pounds) of asparagus
  • 15 ml ( 1 tablespoon) of butter
  • 5 ml (1 teaspoon) of olive oil
  • 25 gr (1¼ cup) of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper
  • Salt
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  • Fulfill a large bowl with water and add few ice cube. Soak asparagus in a casserole of boiling salted water. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes or till a knife blade can be easily inserted inside the asparagus stalks. Drain asparagus then soak into iced water to stop cooking and keep its color.
  • As soon as the asparagus are cold, drain again and mop with a clean linen. Some minutes before serving, in a pan, at medium heat, heat butter and oil. Add asparagus and stir well. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Divide asparagus in warm plates, spray parmesan cheese and pepper.

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