Braised Asparagus

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READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by DrGaellon

Very simple, very tasty. The veggies will be a bit drab in color, but the butter and broth will cook down into a lightly-thickened sauce that coats the spears with sweet deliciousness.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut off the woody white ends of the asparagus spears. If desired, remove the tough fibrous outer layer from the lower half of each spear using a vegetable peeler.
  2. In a straight-sided saute pan, heat oil until smoking. Add asparagus in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper and cook undisturbed until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes. Shake pan to turn spears and cook another 1-2 minutes. Add stock and butter to pan and immediately cover.
  3. Cook until spears are tender and butter and stock have emulsified into a lightly-thickened sauce, 7-10 minutes. (If sauce evaporates and butter begins to burn, add a couple of tablespoons of water.) Serve at once.

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