Sauteed Asparagus

Sauteed Asparagus

Ready in 12 minutes
41 review(s) averaging 4.4. 86% would make again

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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."


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1 bunch Asparagus
1 tablespoon Butter

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



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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nanakat02 1 year ago

I think I may be done looking for asparagus recipe...
vuthear17 1 year ago

Hoodmin 2 years ago

Loved it! This simple recipe helped me cook asparagus successfully for your first time ever.
Jenrford 2 years ago

Simple and delicious! Will continue to make it.
ADPRADO 2 years ago

Awesome!!!! My boyfriend loved this!
shenanswithkrys 2 years ago

Very good family loved it
cookindadohio 2 years ago

jmleinenbach 2 years ago

Very quick and easy! Thanks for teaching me how to prepare asparagus!
forsiempre 2 years ago

twisted1331 2 years ago

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