Simple Spring Sauteed Asparagus

I’ve mentioned before how much I’ve grown to love asparagus recently (see post on grilling asparagus here). Until last week, the weather has meant no grilling, so we had to find new ways to prepare this wonderful spring vegetable. So I give you simple sauteed asparagus.

3 tablespoons butter
1 bunch fresh asparagus
3 cloves garlic, minced
Yes, just three ingredients.

Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. You want a pan big enough that the asparagus is in one layer and not stacked on top of each other. Add the garlic and cook for about one minute. Then add the asparagus spears (again in a single layer). cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender. Don’t over cook! As soon as the asparagus is tender remove it from the heat.

My opinion:
I know what you’re thinking, this is so simple how could it possibly be that amazing? It is. Simple ingredients let the main star, the perfect spring asparagus, shine. I’m sure if you try it, you’ll be surprised. But of course, if you aren’t let me know!

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