Asparagus w/Ricotta, Lemon, & Cheese Sauce
- Asparagus, Butter, Zest of 1 Lemons, 1/3 Cup Feta Cheese or Parmesan Cheese, Pinch of Salt and Pepper, 2/3 Cup Olive oil, 1/3 Cup Ricotta Cheese, Walnuts, and Lemons
- Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C.
- Trim away the tough ends of asparagus, and roast in the oven until just crisp tender. It’ll take about 5-8 minutes on high, depending on the thickness of your asparagus.
- Melt butter over medium heat.
- Add asparagus, lemon zest, salt and pepper and cook for 2 minutes, stirring to get the asparagus well coated and seasoned. Serve hot with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- While the asparagus roasts, add the ricotta, feta or parmesan, lemon zest, salt, pepper and olive oil to a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Drizzle sauce over asparagus or reverse it.
- Garnish with walnuts.
Fresh and satisfying! The sauce may be made thick or thin according to taste. The recipe called for Parmesan cheese, but I decided to use Feta cheese instead. It was the cheese of the day. Its’s amazing how seeming misfortunes can actually become a blessing! Had I used parmesan cheese, the dish would not have the beautiful aesthetic as seen in the picture. Its ok to go off the beaten path, so alter the ingredients according to your preferences.
In my opinion, the asparagus and feta cheese combination is filling and delicious. For me, it’s the flavor and the experience. I love beauty and feeling cozy, aka Le Creuset brand. You may purchase Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Grill 975 Cerise at a reasonable cost at Amazon. I hope you feel as cozy as I did.
The buttery pesto garlic sauce gave the dish its flavor. If the butter isn’t your go-to, then try ghee, avocado oil, or olive oil. There are so many different ways to make these sauces. I think it’s important to discover what makes you happy. Your mission if you chose to accept it, is to make your own signature sauce and share it with someone.
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