Asparagus with Mastiha Oil and Feta

Asparagus Sautéed with Mastiha-Olive Oil


Ingredients

  • 4 servings
  • 2-3 Tbsp. extra virgin Greek olive oil*
  • ½ tsp. ground Mastiha powder*
  • 1/2 kilo 1 pound asparagus (medium-sized)
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. crumbled Greek feta
  • Pink peppercorns to taste
  • 2 – 3 tsp. fresh lemon juice to taste
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped dill

Instructions

  1. 1. Cut away the thick, tough bottoms of the asparagus and trim the stalks lightly with a vegetable peeler.
  2. 2. In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat warm the olive oil and add the Mastiha powder and the asparagus. Toss the skillet a bit to arrange the asparagus in one layer. Raise the heat for 1-2 minutes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. 3. Reduce heat and cook the asparagus for 8-10 minutes, until tender. Drizzle with a few drops of lemon, sprinkle with feta, dill and pink peppercorns and serve.

Notes

*Note: You may also buy mastiha-flavored extra virgin olive oil from the MastihaShop.

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