Asparagus Gremolata and the Detox Benefits
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Fresh Asparagus with Gremolata is a wonderful side dish with many detoxing and health benefits.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • bowl of ice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Gremolata
  • 1 loosely filled cup of flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • zest of two lemons
  1. Trim the tips of asparagus about one inch.
  2. Place in boiling water for 6 to 7 minutes
  3. Remove and place in bowl of ice to stop cooking and maintain green color. If you want to serve asparagus warm you can heat it in oven a few minutes before serving.
  4. Make Gremolata
  5. zest lemons
  6. mince garlic
  7. chop parsely
  8. You can do chop garlic, lemon zest and parsley at same time if you want to.That's what I do.
  9. Remove asparagus from ice bath. Toss with half of gremolata. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Serve by adding remaining gremolata.
  10. This can be served at room temperature or warmed up in oven right before serving.
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