My wonderful neighbors are always sharing their bounty with us. We have had three deliveries of fresh asparagus to our door step in the past month. They also shared this recipe.
5 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes
2-3 dashes hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1 lb fresh asparagus, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
salt to taste
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 pound (8 oz) mostaccioli or elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
In skillet, cook garlic, red pepper flakes, and hot pepper sauce in the oil and butter for 2-3 minutes.
Add asparagus, salt and pepper. Saute until asparagus is crisp tender, about 8-10 minutes.
Add parmesan cheese, mix well.
Pour over hot pasta and toss to coat.