Asparagus with Parmesan Crust
1 pound thin asparagus spears
1 tablespoon extra virgin
1 ounce shaved low-fat Parmesan cheese
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, or to taste
1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
2 Place asparagus on a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive
oil, and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus spears in a single
layer. Spread Parmesan cheese over asparagus, and season with
freshly ground black pepper.
3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until
cheese is melted and asparagus is tender but crisp. Serve
immediately on warm plates, sprinkling with balsamic vinegar to taste.