Monday, June 14, 2010

Sauteed Asparagus

My young girls have requested this vegetable for their birthday dinner. It's the best asparagus recipe I've ever tried. Yum!

Sautéed Asparagus


1 ½ lb asparagus
pinch of salt and sugar
2 T. olive oil
2 T minced fresh garlic
salt, freshly ground black pepper
2 T. butter
3 oz. of freshly grated or shaved parmigiano cheese
lemon slices

Cut off and discard about 1 ½ -2” from the bottom of the asparagus stalks. Place asparagus in boiling water with a pinch of salt and sugar for about 3 min. Remove and rinse immediately with cold water. Place on paper towels to dry. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil until hot; add garlic and asparagus. Sauté until the garlic is golden and the asparagus is hot. Add salt, pepper and butter. Turn spears until butter is melted and serve immediately. Garnish with parmigiano cheese and lemon slices.

Serving: 4
Recipe Given By: Fresno Bee Newspaper

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