Simple, Not Mushy, Asparagus

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by cipherbabe

I have tried a variety of asparagus recipes over the years--sauteed, grilled, baked--and I have always been disappointed in the results. This is a simple boiled recipe that always gives me a nicely textured and tasty asparagus.

Top Review by bmcnichol

Very good and easy to make. I followed the recipe as written and we all enjoyed this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse and trim asparagus.
  2. Lay the spears, in the same direction, in a large frying pan.
  3. Add an inch or two of water and bring to a boil over medium high heat.
  4. Reduce temperature and simmer for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan and top with butter and salt.

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