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.
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.
nanakat02 2y ago
vuthear17 2y agoI think I may be done looking for asparagus recipe...
Hoodmin 2y ago
Jenrford 2y agoLoved it! This simple recipe helped me cook asparagus successfully for your first time ever.
ADPRADO 3y agoSimple and delicious! Will continue to make it.
shenanswithkrys 3y agoAwesome!!!! My boyfriend loved this!
cookindadohio 3y agoVery good family loved it
jmleinenbach 3y ago
forsiempre 3y agoVery quick and easy! Thanks for teaching me how to prepare asparagus!
twisted1331 3y ago