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Absurdly Easy Asparagus and Pancetta Recipe

This is a ridiculously easy recipe, and we always like easy.  Seriously, you can’t mess this one up.

Quick, simple, easy, tasty, delicious and best of all, good for you!

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Ingredients

ounces pancetta or bacon, cut into 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch dice (use scissors!)
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pound asparagus, woody ends trimmed and sliced into 2 inch pieces on the bias

1 1/4 cups leek, (one large leek is enough) thinly sliced crosswise, using only white and pale green parts

cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

Zest of one lemon

Zest of one orange

tablespoons toasted pine nuts

1-2tablespoons Italian parsley, chopped

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

① In a large non-stick pan, sauté pancetta or bacon,  stirring frequently over medium heat, until crisp and lightly golden.

② Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan. Add asparagus pieces and leek and sauté until asparagus is tender crisp, about 3-4 minutes.

③ Add garlic, lemon and orange zest, toasted pine nuts and parsley and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant. Season to taste with freshly ground pepper and salt and bam, you’re done! Throw that on a plate and eat!

Saluté!

 

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