The most commonly known and popular Italian style cuisine in North America involves marinara or other tomato based sauces. Asparagus allthough not allways associated with Italy is actually quite popular in the homeland of the Cesars. Asparagus lends itself well to preparation with Italian Spices. This recipe can be amended with additional sauce as per your taste.
2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
6 - 8 extra long asparagus
2 tablespoons of finely chopped shallots
2 tablespoons of finely chopped celery
1 medium Paste tomato.
1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 teaspoon of oregano
1/8 teaspoon of thyme
A dash of pepper