Twenty minutes from prep pan…… to the table. A winner. Simple, few ingredients and economical. You’ll need cooked pasta, the right amount for two people. Set aside two (2) tablespoons of the pasta water to use as you are assembling the dish.

• 2 tablespoons “real butter” melted

• 3 cloves of chopped and peeled garlic

• Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

• 1 lemon, juiced and seeds removed.

• 8 Asparagus spears per person, washed, dried and cut on the “sharp” diagonal.

• 2 tablespoons pasta water

• 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Bring butter to a sizzling bubble. Add the chopped raw Asparagus. Sauté on medium heat for about three minutes. Add the chopped garlic and toss in the pan. Add the juice of the whole Lemon. Stir about three more minutes. Add the pasta water.  Add the cooked pasta. Season with the Salt and cracked black pepper to taste. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and toss quickly. The water and lemon juice and cheese will incorporate and stick to the pasta. Remove from the heat source and toss in the red pepper flakes. Easy…..Peezy. Serve immediately.