Feb 2, 2011

Pan-Fried Asparagus



Growing up I had never tried asparagus actually I never had tried most things. Coming from a small town means that the food selections are also small. A vegetable like asparagus just would never make it back home, its way to ‘fancy’ for Southern folks. However, it was always something that I wanted to try seeing how I love all green vegetables plus I heard it was the perfect pairing with salmon and well you all know I love my salmon. I made this easy recipe with butter and garlic a few more things I love and what an enjoyable dish it turned out to be. I absolutely adore asparagus now.

1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking.

Yields: 4 servings

Adapted from Allrecipes

5 fabulous comments:

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks very appetizing.

Spalatorie auto said...

Asparagus wasn’t my favorite item growing up either. But I gave it a try when my mom asked me too. And I kind of liked it ever since. Fried asparagus is very tasty indeed.

Om Lujain© said...

yummy... I love it with steak :D

MeMyself said...

Oh, not having tried most of the things when growing up, holds true to me too
Your Asparagus looks fabulous!

Noor said...

Thanks so much everyone and I am so glad we all love this yummy veggie :)