Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins
You can also use green beans, which are generally cheaper. The original recipe calls for a bit less spice, but I use more and use about 2 tablespoons or more minced onion (if you do this, add more butter or margarine). This is one of my favorite recipes ever =] Enjoy!
- 2 -3 tablespoons butter or 2 -3 tablespoons margarine
- 1 -1 1⁄2 lb asparagus or 1 -1 1⁄2 lb green beans
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cajun pepper or 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon minced onion (or more)
- Cut up veggies (asparagus: cut off bottom and cut each "tree" into about three pieces. green beans: cut off both ends and slice into one or two pieces each.).
- Melt butter or margarine in frying pan over medium heat.
- Add cut up veggies and all seasonings.
- Toss to coat.
- Cover pan and fry for about 8 minutes for asparagus and 10-15 minutes for green beans.
- Stir once or twice (if at all) until cooked the way you like them (we like our veggies soft -- you might like them crunchy).
Yum, yum!!!! I roasted this to be lazy. I sprayed tinfoil on a baking sheet with Pam and added the asparagus. I sprayed it with garlic flavored EVOO. I didn't have cajun seasoning so I used cayenne and eyeballed all measurements. I used regular salt instead of seasoning salt and added about 5 cloves of minced garlic. YUM!!! Roasted at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and squirted fresh lemon on top. Will definitely make again!
Excellent! Easy! Ideal for a quick side dish. Thanks so much.
The spices are great on beans - I made the recipe a bit differently. I frenched the beans because they were just a tad big, steamed them for 8 minutes and then sprinkled the spice over them. Looked great and tasted great. I look forward to next years asparagus season - Will make this recipe again