Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an adopted recipe I have not yet tried.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  2. If asparagus is thick, old or tough, peel bottoms.
  3. Add asparagus to pan of boiling salted water.
  4. Boil gently until cooked--bright green and tender--but still firm, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  5. Remove; drain on towel; put on platter and drizzle with oil, lifting spears to coat.
  6. Sprinkle with shallots and parsley.
  7. Salt slightly.
Most Helpful

Very good. I left out the olives. Sauted the shallots in the oil, added the salt, parsley, and a T shredded parmesan. Great asparagus!

MizzNezz May 27, 2002

This was very good. Thank you for posting!

forthefunofit October 23, 2007