Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
A wonderful way to cook fresh asparagus.
- 1⁄4 cup blanched slivered almond
- 1 lb fresh asparagus
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- In a 10-inch skillet over medium heat, toast almonds until golden, shaking skillet occasionally.
- Remove almonds to a small plate.
- Meanwhile, hold the base of one asparagus stalk firmly and bend the stalk.
- The end will break where it becomes tough to eat.
- Use that stalk as a guide to cut the remaining stalks.
- If the asparagus is very thick, you may want to use a vegetable peeler to trim the scales.
- In same skillet, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat and add the asparagus.
- Cook, uncovered until asparagus in crisp-tender, turning frequently.
- Place asparagus on a serving platter and sprinkle with salt and almonds.
Quick and delicious. Just my style. I used a large cast iron skillet and did need to use a touch of water when cooking the asparagus possibly due to the size of the stalk. The asparagus was crisp tender and full of flavor. I sprinkled lightly with coarse salt and freshly ground pepper before serving.