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
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