This time I decided to char-grill it and serve my asparagus with almonds and feta cheese. Totally simple and simply delicious!
You will need
1 bunch asparagus
crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese
handful of almonds
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 sprigs of fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste
Heat a heavy based pan and put in your olive oil. Cut the ends off the asparagus where the plant is tough. Toss the stems into the pan along with the almonds and the thyme. Make sure to shuffle things around so that everything gets some oil and the asparagus cooks evenly. I like mine to be charred a bit so it takes about 5 minutes for me to get them how I like.
Transfer the asparagus and almonds to a plate and crumble on the feta cheese. Add some pepper to taste (you shouldn’t need much in the way of salt because the feta is salty anyway), add a good squeeze of lemon juice and another drizzle of olive oil.
Serve with a chunk of French bread and a good glass of wine.