Monday, March 28, 2011

Skillet Aspargus

Who would have thought to cook asparagus on top of the stove? This recipe from Saveur Magazine shows us that cooking asparagus in a skillet concentrates its flavor rather than diluting it like steaming does.

This is a quick and easy recipe that takes just minutes. Pair it with grilled beef, a green salad and a good glass of French wine and enjoy an impressive dinner in under 30 minutes.

Bon Appetit!

Skillet Aspargus

2 lbs. asparagus

2 tbsp. unsalted butter

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Rinse asparagus in cold water and trim off tough ends of stalks. Put butter in a heavy skillet with a tight-fitting lid and heat until butter is foaming. Lay asparagus in the pan and shake from side to side to coat asparagus gently with melted butter; cover tightly and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Check asparagus and turn as needed to make sure the stalks cook evenly and don't burn.

Continue cooking 5 minutes longer, or until asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve hot.