Simple Broiled Asparagus

Simple Broiled Asparagus

A quick hit with lemon, Parmesan, and crunchy panko breadcrumbs under the broiler and voila! An instant side dish favorite (perfect for any spring table), ready in minutes.

Yields: 4 servings

Directions:
  1. Preheat broiler to HIGH; arrange rack about 4 inches from heating element.
  2. Arrange asparagus on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with cooking spray.
  3. Broil asparagus 8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring once.
  4. Combine panko, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, canola oil, pepper, and salt in a bowl.
  5. Sprinkle panko mixture over asparagus. Broil 2 minutes; drizzle with lemon juice and melted butter.