Spicy Cajun Asparagus

"We adore asparagus and I am always looking for new recipes with it. I saw this recipe in Quick Cooking magazine and can't wait to try it."
photo by Sackville photo by Sackville
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  • Melt butter in large skillet.
  • Add onion powder, seasoned salt and Cajun seasoning and stir to mix.
  • Add aspragus, stirring just to coat.
  • Cover and cook 5-7 minutes to crisp-tender.

Questions & Replies

  1. What temperature do you cook it on


  1. This is absolutely the best way to fix asparagus.
  2. This was the best asparagus I have ever had! Thank you Ducky! =)
  3. I liked the addition of cajun seasoning and onion powder. I didn't add red pepper flakes, but added black pepper instead. Just excellent!
  4. Thank you Ducky for posting this recipe! I have been using this recipe for several years from Quick Cooking but at times I have trouble locating my copy! This recipe is what got me started eating asparagus as well as my sister, husband and niece! It is awesome!
  5. I adore asaparagus too. When it's in season we eat it nearly every day until it's done. I was looking for a slightly different way to cook it and this caught my eye. I love the cajun spice with it but I did have to add about 1/4 cup water because the spices and butter were burning. I also had no idea what seasoning salt was and since the cajun seasoning had a bit of salt in it I just used a little extra of that. As it turned out, adding the water worked very well because it created a few spoonfuls of sauce, which I used to flavour the rice I served the asparagus on. A perfect meal for a night home alone. Thanks!


Current (9/07) review criteria: 5: WOW! This is something with which to impress the guest! 4: We really liked this and will make it again. Instructions were easy to follow. 3: Good basic recipe but needs something to make it a 4 for us and/or there is a problem with instructions. 2: We didn't like the flavor/taste/texture and/or there is a major problem with the instructions. 1: Inedible for us.
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