Pan-Roasted Asparagus

"Quick & easy - a great way to cook thin asparagus!"
 
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Ready In:
4mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Trim the bottom inch or two off the asparagus.
  • Cut spears in half crosswise.
  • Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet.
  • Add asparagus.
  • Toss well.
  • Sprinkle with salt and garlic.
  • Toss well for one to two minutes.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

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Reviews

  1. mom2alexjake
    YUMMM!!! I made this last night, and I am going to make it AGAIN tonight! I let my dad try some, since he eats a ton of veggies. He's diabetic and gets bored with the same old tastes, and he LOVED this one for something different. He suggested cutting the stalks into bite sized pieces so they are easier to eat and will be easier to cook, too. THANK YOU for a wonderful idea!!
     
  2. Little Bee
    I have been making Asparagus this way for years and it is absolutely delicious this way. I like to use kosher salt for texture. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! :)
     
  3. -Tulip-
    Very simple & tasty! Great flavor with a nice crunchy texture on the outside but a bit softer on the inside. I used more garlic, along with garlic salt and pepper. I can honestly say I've only had steamed asparagus and all I can say now is that was a lot of wasted asparagus! This was excellent. Thanks for posting!
     
  4. Mysterygirl
    This was great - dh says the asparagus turned out exactly the way he likes it - tender but crunchy - that's the way I like mine too.
     
  5. Starrynews
    Easy and delicious! Great preparation for asparagus, and it really brings out a wonderful flavor in the garlic too. Thanks for sharing!
     
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Tweaks

  1. soulmatesforever
    This is wonderful! I used butter instead of the oil though. It gave it a better flavour. Thanks for sharing!
     
  2. Rich Tessier
    Wow! So simple and so good. I ended up eating the whole thing myself. Asparagus is a negative-calorie food, meaning your body burns more calories to digest it than you intake eating it. So if you want to make it even healthier, try using chicken broth instead of oil. Great recipe!!!!
     

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