Broiled Asparagus Parmigiano

Preparation info

  • Serves

    six to eight

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

Tom Fitzmorris's New Orleans Food

By Tom Fitzmorris

Published 2018

  • About

This is my favorite recipe for asparagus as a side dish. It takes a few minutes longer than just boiling them, but the result is superb.


  • 2 lb. fresh medium asparagus
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼


  1. Preheat the broiler. Place water in a wide skillet and bring to a rolling boil. Meanwhile, trim the tough bottom inch or so off the asparagus spears. Blanch the asparagus for 2 minutes (or steam them for 90 seconds), then remove. Rinse with cold water until they’re no longer hot.
  2. Arrange the asparagus on a baking sheet, parallel to one another and almost touchi