Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
A clipped out recipe from one of the TOH magazines submitted by J Fisher. She originally added red pepper flakes and hot sauce (1 tsp flakes & 3 dashes hot sauce) to this dish but due to allergies in our home I had to take those out and adjust with a bit more pepper and some extra garlic. I hope you enjoy it. I love making this in the Spring when asparagus is very fresh and has small stalks.
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon oregano, chopped fine
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil, extra virgin
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 lb fresh asparagus, cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces
- 1 dash salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
- 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese, freshly shredded
- 1⁄2 lb mostaccioli pasta, cooked & drained (or other long tubular pasta)
- In a large skillet, heat oil and butter and then saute garlic and oregano for 2-3 minutes, stirring often so they do not burn.
- Add asparagus pieces, salt, and pepper and saute until asparagus is crisp-tender (about 8-10 minutes), stirring occasionally.
- Add parmesan cheese and mix well.
- Pour over hot prepared pasta and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately.
This is a great, quick Italian dish. I love asparagus so I knew I couldn't go wrong. The fresh garlic and oregano make it full of flavor. I have to admit I added more fresh parmesan because I love it. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe. Made for ZWT7 for the Gardening, Herbs & Spices Forum Challenge for the Vivacious Violets.
Great dish. We like spicy foods, so I added the red pepper. Delish! Made for 123 Hit tag. Another good one, Hokie.
I made this recipe to serve with a grilled steak. It was the success of the dinner and brought on more rave reviews than the filet mignon that I grilled. The blend of flavors was delicious. I printed the recipe and my dinner guest took it home with them so they could make it again for themselves.