Easy Sauteed Asparagus Recipe
Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender. If you like your asparagus well cooked, reduce heat and cook an additional 10 minutes.
You have heard of asparagus, haven’t you? It’s those small green sticks with scaly leaves. It may not look like much at first glance, but don’t judge a book by its cover. These are one of my favorite veggies out there and soon enough they’ll be yours too. This sauteed asparagus recipe is best for beginners. There are very few ingredients and a simple method, that’s what makes it an even better dish. So without further ado, let’s see what else this Asian sauteed asparagus recipe has to offer.
What Makes Sautéed Asparagus Recipe so Special?
Where to start? There are so many things that make the sautéed asparagus recipe, the amazing dish it is. Each component plays an important part in this recipe, giving it a distinct mixture of warm flavors.
The younger shoots of asparagus are typically used for cooking purposes. Asparagus has an amazing taste and that makes it a prominent ingredient in many of the well-known dishes.
You can make this sauteed asparagus recipe even better with a few dishes that will bring out the natural taste of this dish. Sautéed asparagus is usually served with chicken, shrimp, or beef dishes as an aside.
The Interesting History of Asparagus
When I started looking into the background of the pan sauteed asparagus recipe, I was really surprised. I hadn’t expected this much history for a simple vegetable. That was when I became fully invested in this recipe.
As I dug deeper, I found the impression this vegetable had on the past. The oldest mention of asparagus I found was as old as 3000 BC. There it was pictured as an offering by ancient Egyptians.
According to some accounts, asparagus was well known in Syria, Spain, and by the Greeks and Romans as well. Romans and Greeks also created many different ways to prepare asparagus.
Asparagus was so famous in the era of Emperor Augustus that he created the “Asparagus Fleet” just to transport the vegetable. He also made asparagus a part of literature by proposing the impression “faster than cooking asparagus” for doing something quickly.
The Healthy Side
As I have mentioned before, asparagus’ medicinal properties are well known and unquestionably one of the reasons for its popularity. Although there are many known properties that we can discuss, we are going to keep it as short as possible.
Asparagus is a diuretic and thus has been used in many medicines to help urinary tract infections and support kidneys. Besides that, it is also very rich in fiber and many other nutrients that keep your body healthy.
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Sautéed asparagus recipe
- 3 tablespoons butter (or margarine)
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 3 cloves garlic (chopped)
- Step 1:
- Melt the butter or margarine in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and asparagus spears; cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until asparagus is tender. If you like your asparagus well cooked, reduce heat and cook an additional 10 minutes.