Ready in 12 minutes
Simple, quick way to prepare asparagus. What's this you say? You don't like asparagus? If so, I bet you you're overcooking it... it should still be very slightly crunchy when eaten. And please -- don't ever boil asparagus away... it gets far too mushy and loses all its flavor! This recipe start to finish - about 12 mins; about 4 mins sauteeing time.
"Quick, easy, and delicious. I used more than a tablespoon of butter and sauteed for about seven minutes. Asparagus, which is in season now here in Las Vegas, was just slightly crunchy and loaded with great flavor. I'll make this again and again."- Whitebear1
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Chop off root end of asparagus. Some recipe books give you the following tip: holding the stalk at both ends, bend the stalk until it snaps. While this method works, it sacrifices a good 10-20% of the edible green stalk. Over time, you get a feel for where the good, darker green stalk starts and the lighter green tough part begins. This can range from 1-3" from the bottom of the stalks. Use a knife.
Wash the asparagus under cold water. Pat dry.
Bring saute pan to medium high heat. Add butter, quickly spread in pan, and then asparagus. Saute about 4-5 mins; test with a fork or tongs -- it should still be slightly firm. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.
My personal preference with asparagus is to steam it. But I'm posting this recipe anyway -- it's my father-in-law's preferred way of serving asparagus.
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vuthear17 1 month agoI think I may be done looking for asparagus recipe...
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Jenrford 7 months agoLoved it! This simple recipe helped me cook asparagus successfully for your first time ever.
ADPRADO 7 months agoSimple and delicious! Will continue to make it.
shenanswithkrys 8 months agoAwesome!!!! My boyfriend loved this!
cookindadohio 8 months agoVery good family loved it
jmleinenbach 8 months ago
forsiempre 9 months agoVery quick and easy! Thanks for teaching me how to prepare asparagus!
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LisaAngelina 11 month agoMedium- high was a little much. I'll sauté this again at a temp just a bit lower. Texture and taste of asparagus was excellent!
Kconley11 1 year agoSo good sautéed! I use olive oil instead of butter and add garlic to the pan for about 20 seconds before adding asparagus.
ginabowden 1 year ago
bethruppert 1 year agoThanks for teaching me to make asparagus
Rachelrampage 1 year ago
Zambuck 1 year agoVery nice and simple. Have made it again since.
khartfield337 1 year agothis is a great recipe. especially for those that don't make this dish often. easy & straight to the point. my family loves it!
Rosemary83 1 year agoI love it!
Mao13 1 year agoLoved this preparation.
Taehwajohnson 1 year agoAdded pepper and garlic powder. Taste great