This post has been updated. The photos (some) are new but the recipe is the same and I am retaining the step by step tutorial, too. Hope you try this yummy dish, if you haven't yet!
Whenever we have Asparagus as a side dish and feel like doing something a little different from the usual boiled (and often boring) Asparagus, we turn to this dish. It takes literally 5 minutes - perhaps even less to actually cook it. The prepping doesn't take much time either so it's truly a win-win dish. So when you fancy a delicious and easy side dish for your Spring dinner - then try this!
1 lb (or a bunch) fresh Asparagus, cleaned, trimmed and then sliced to about 1 1/2-2 inches length, if preferred
1 Tablespoon, Olive Oil
2 Tablespoon, Butter
4 Garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Grated Parmesan - 1/4 cup or to taste
In a large frying pan, heat the oil to medium and melt the butter in it.
Once the butter has melted, sauté the garlic just until aromatic, a matter of seconds. Quickly add the sliced Asparagus and then continue to sauté for about a minute or until it's fully coated in the butter. Season with salt and pepper at this point.
Sauté until it's tender crisp perhaps another 3 minutes or so depending on how thick your asparagus are. To speed it up, cover the pan and let it cook for about 2 minutes. Uncover and then stir-fry some more just until it's tender but still retains some bite or crunch (you don't want it mushy!).
Transfer to a serving plate and generously sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese! Serve immediately.
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