1 lb asparagus

Fresh  grated Parmesan cheese (about ½ cup)

Kosher salt  about 1 teaspoon

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

1/8 teaspoon hot chili pepper

3 crushed cloves of garlic

Mix olive oil, 1/8 teaspoon red hot chili pepper and fresh crushed garlic together and let sit at room temp while prepping

Clean asparagus, cut tough ends just a wee bit.

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. When the water is boiling hard, add the asparagus and cook until tender but still crisp, about 4 minutes. Quickly drain the asparagus and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking and maintain the bright green color. Drain again and pat dry with paper towels.

Pour Olive oil & garlic & pepper  mixture over asparagus in small pan and toss gently, sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and let sit in refrigerator  overnight or couple of hours

Serve cold as side dish, healthy and different

Some folks like to add sliced or crumbled boiled eggs, I sometimes add just chopped green onions….Asparagus is healthy and tasty