I will be the first to admit, I am really bad about making sides for meals. Simple roasted asparagus is one of our more common sides when we need a veggie. It is quick, cheap, and easy to make. The first time I had it cooked this way was visiting family and my brother-in-law made this for us.
The next time we got some asparagus in our fruit/veggie co-op I sent him a text asking how to make it. You can adapt this to go with many different recipes just by changing the seasonings you use on the asparagus. I typically use onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning on mine.
Anyone who knew me growing up would be shocked to know that I eat this. I never ate anything green. I have expanded my palette as I have gotten older. Now, I started eating some greens. Though, not a lot still. But one of my favorite green is roasted asparagus. I won’t eat it raw or in most other things. But this comes out delicious and I will eat it. Now the boys, that’s another story.
Step by Step
Bend the asparagus until it snaps so you know where to trim the asparagus. Grab both ends of one piece and start bending them together. When the asparagus snaps, lay it next to the rest. Use a chef’s knife to easily cut the asparagus. The ends can be eaten, they just don’t have a lot of flavor.
Heat the butter in a skillet large enough for the asparagus over medium heat, until it has melted.
Place the asparagus in the pan and sprinkle with your chosen seasonings.
Cook the asparagus, turning occasionally, until the asparagus is tender.
Once the asparagus is cooked, serve it immediately as it cools quickly. We like to serve it with a small pat of butter.
- 1 bundle asparagus
- 2 tbsp butter
- Snap the ends of the asparagus to know where to cut the base off and trim all of the asparagus
- In a medium skillet, warm the butter and asparagus over medium heat and top with desired seasonings
- Stir frequently and cook until asparagus is tender and starts to brown, about 10 minutes
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