You will usually find asparagus on sale in bunches ready for cooking; but cut 2 � 3 cms from the base of the stalks if too hard.
Boil the asparagus in boiling salted water for around 5-6 mins depending on thickness.
Make a dressing by mixing the lemon juice and olive oil and adding a pinch of salt.
Drain the water from the asparagus and arrange on a serving
dish. Add the shaved Parmesan and lemon and oil dressing.