Easy Sauteed Asparagus

Easy Sauteed Asparagus

Asparagus is a less common garnish on our plates because oftentimes I don't feel like complicating myself to cook it by the book. Everything changed, though, when I got it for a better price in the store and I thought I'd cook it anyway, but faster - sauteed simply in the pan with a little butter.

And it was a hit! Even the kids ate it with pleasure. It was good both hot and cold, flavored with butter, slightly elastic and crunchy on the outside, soft and tasty in the middle. It will definitely become one of our favorite and quick garnishes for fish or meat, as broccoli properly cooked has.


1 bunch
or two, if you want several servings or for the next day as well
50 g
Extravirgin olive oil
30 ml
0.5 tsp
plus other spices you prefer - garlic, lemon etc

Step by step

Step 1

First and foremost, you need to snap off the woody ends of each asparagus stalk. It's simple - when you apply a bit of pressure, the stalk will snap right off. This way we make sure the asparagus will be tender and not tough.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 1
Step 2

Then cut the asparagus into pieces, 2-3 cm long.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 2
Step 3

Place in a sieve and rinse under cool water.

Allow to properly drain.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 3
Step 4

In a deep frying pan, heat the butter together with the olive oil.

Olive oil will prevent the butter from burning in the cooking process.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 4
Step 5

Add the asparagus and stir.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 5
Step 6

Continue to cook over high heat, stirring regularly.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 6
Step 7

When you notice it starts to brown a little, add salt and turn off the heat.

You can also season with crushed garlic and some lemon juice. We kept it simple so that we could feel its normal taste and the children would accept it.

Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 7
Step 8

You can serve as a side for fish, meat, eggs etc. It's delicious when it's hot, and even cold (maybe reheated).

I noticed that thicker asparagus is tastier when cooked this way, so choose it according to the cooking method.


Easy Sauteed Asparagus - Step 8
Quantity: 3 servings (from 1-2 bundles of asparagus)
Prep time: 10 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 15 min
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