Cast Iron Charred Lemon Garlic Asparagus
1 tablespoon ghee
2 tablespoons Terra Delyssa Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 pound asparagus
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tablespoon lemon zest
sea salt and black pepper, to taste
lemon wedges for serving
Rinse the asparagus in cold water and trim off tough ends of stalks. Heat the ghee and Terra Delyssa Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil together in the cast iron skillet, over medium heat. Add the asparagus to the pan, shaking the pan gently to coat the asparagus in the melted ghee and olive oil.
Cover tightly and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Check the asparagus and turn as needed to make sure the stalks cook evenly and don’t burn too much on one side. Uncover.
Continue cooking 5 minutes longer uncovered, or until asparagus is tender but still crisp but still a nice bright green with a few blistered and burnt spots (Don’t overcook). Add the garlic and lemon zest right at the end. Remove from the heat. Give it a toss. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges.