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RV Recipe: Stovetop Asparagus with citrus zest

| Updated Feb 28, 2020


If you are looking for a quick, easy dish that can come together in a matter of minutes while adventure camping try this recipe.  It tastes great as a main dish, side side… or even a cold salad.

Prepare this dish using a galley or portable outdoor stovetop.  As an alternate you could prepare this dish in a heavy grill friendly saucepan or cast iron skillet.


1 lb raw asparagus

2 tbsp    freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

2 tbsp    olive oil

1              lemon or orange (juice and zest)

                salt and pepper to taste

optional:  1 cup cooked (bacon, chicken, ham and/or add a 1/2 cup of pecans, walnuts or pine nuts.


  1. Rinse asparagus, cut and discard the lower 2″ of the stems.
  2.  Cut asparagus on the diagonal in 1 1/2″ pieces, set aside.
  3.  Fill a medium saucepan  half full with water and bring to a boil.
  4.  Add cut asparagus to near boiling water (large bubbles at the bottom of the pan), turn heat down to a simmer.
  5.  Cook asparagus for 2 minutes then drain, add the asparagus to a serving bowl.
  6.  Toss the asparagus with (optional)grated parmesan cheese, olive oil and salt and pepper.
  7.  Add the juice and zest from 1/2 an orange or a lemon.                                                                                                 Note:  Serve as a side dish or add some cooked diced chicken, shrimp, bacon, steak and/                                                                or a half  cup of your favorite lightly toasted nuts.

Chef MJ

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2020-02-28

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

2 Responses to “RV Recipe: Stovetop Asparagus with citrus zest”

March 02, 2020at10:44 am, Gloria Collier said:

Yum but I use broccoli or cauliflower instead of asparagus!

February 28, 2020at4:45 pm, Carol said:

This sounds amazing!! Thank you!!

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