Apr 11, 2013

Sautéed Asparagus with Parmesan



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!



Ingredients

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

Procedure

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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11 comments

  1. Sounds great. We love asparagus, but never tried it with parm.

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    1. Thanks, Tiffany. It is delicious with Parmesan! Hope you enjoy it too! :-)

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  2. I think the pictures are really nice :). Looking forward to asparagus season :P

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    1. Thank you so much, very sweet of you to say that! :-) Seems like it's here now 'cause Asparagus is so cheap already! Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Sessy! Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! :-)

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  4. Made these for a long time now.. Delicious!! You can also cook in oven @ 425 degrees for 15-20 mins.. adding the parm during the last few mins.. :)

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  5. Thank you so much for taking time to post!

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  6. This turned out great :) Thank you for sharing your recipe.

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