It’s November and the height of asparagus season, so for many of us we really indulge eating and enjoying asparagus until, maybe, we’ve overdone eating asparagus until next spring!
If you don’t enjoy asparagus, please don’t read on! If you do and you like the idea of a “think about it to start eating” in 15 minutes (legit 15 mins unlike some of Jamie Oliver’s 15 min meals!), this is a very tasty dinner or lunch for asparagus lovers. If you are vegetarian, it still makes a great meal without the bacon/pancetta with the combo of asparagus, parmesan and olive oil
Here we go
125 gms spaghetti. I’ve used spaghetti but you could use other past such as linguini– about quarter of a 500 gm packet, but don’t be too fussy!
80-100 gms of flat pancetta – you can buy this at some New World stores or from Farro Fresh. You can use streaky bacon as a substitute or about a third of a packet of Ghiotti Chorizo Extra salami which has a very “punchy” flavour. You can get this from most supermarkets 9 see image below)
2 bunches asparagus – up to you whether you prefer thin or fat asparagus. My preference is somewhere in between
100 gms or more of shaved parmesan