Also known as ‘The Only Way Asparagus Gets Eaten in This Household’, but that doesn’t have as nice a ring to it.

Fresh spring asparagus + butter + salt + pepper + smoked mozzarella. Yes, please.

Asparagus with Butter and Smoked Mozzarella

1 bunch fresh asparagus
3 tablespoons butter
Salt, pepper
1/4 cup smoked mozzarella or other favorite melty cheese

Snap the ends off the asparagus, run a vegetable peeler over any really thick stalks.

Melt the butter in a cast iron frying pan that’s just large enough to hold all the asparagus. Melt the butter over medium high heat.

When the butter is melted and foamy, throw in the asparagus. Season with salt and pepper. Be liberal. Be free with the S & P.

This is important – don’t move it around! Let the asparagus cook for 3-4 minutes on the first side before turning them over. They should have a nice char on them. Char is good, char is your friend.

Cook another 3-4 minutes on the other side or until nice and tender. If you like crunchy asparagus, cut the cooking time in half.

Sprinkle the cheese over the asparagus and place it into a serving dish. Serve and enjoy.