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Sautéed Garlic Asparagus

Make the most of asparagus season by cooking a bunch of fresh spears gently in a delicious and simple garlic butter until perfectly tender. Ideal as a side dish or starter to a variety of spring meals.
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05 Apr 2007
Reviewed by: Karen
I saute asparagus all the time, but to make this recipie into a 5* I use olive oil that will not burn so easily, a tbsp. of balsamic vinegar and a tbsp. of minced garlic and don't cover it as it'll get soggy. I use a teflon frying pan and stir fry/toss it for 3 - 4 minutes. When it's ready, I sprinkle with fresh grated parmasen cheese, salt and pepper.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
11 Feb 2008
Reviewed by: JWUKID
The recipe is all right however it forgets to address one major focal point of vegetable cookery. Now of course this is an option and not required however I would first blanch the asparagus because sauteed asparagus has an unattractive brown tint to it. To blanch; bring a pot of water to a boil and season with salt. Prep a large mixing bowl(size varies on quantity) fill with ice and cold water. Place asparagus in boiling water for about a minute then remove and put in ice. Let it sit for a few minutes and then remove, pat dry - then saute. Good Luck & more importantly have fun.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
22 Nov 2006
Reviewed by: Christi Checca
With a few minor tweaks this recipe is a total winner. There's no need for 3 tablespoons of butter. 1 and a half was just fine... just enough to coat the asparagus. Also, the cooking time was a bit long. If you like asparagus a bit more firm and crisp, I would reduce the cooking time to about 7 minutes. 10 made it a little too mushy. But I will and have made this many times over
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
12 Apr 2007
Reviewed by: Virginia
This is so good! The only way I cook asparagus now! It is a helpful hint though: don't leave the asparagus while its cooking! Depending on how thick it is, it could be done rather quickly. Instead, rely on the color: a minute or two after it turns bright bright green and right before it starts to brown is when it is perfect (we like ours semi-crisp). I also add a splash of white wine maybe 1 1/2 minutes before it's done.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
02 Mar 2006
Reviewed by: MysVineyard
I use olive oil in lieu of butter/margarine and, to make it a little quicker/easier, I use garlic from a jar and a dash of sea salt to really bring out the flavor! One of my favs.
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07 Nov 2007
Reviewed by: love2eat
easy and tasty way to prepare asparagus. I like the change from steamed. However, a tip when you saute asparagus that wasn't mentioned in the recipe - the smaller (thinner) the stalk the better it is for sauteing. Larger stalks are better suited for steaming. And 10 minutes I found much too long, since the butter needs to heat up quite high to saute I think 10 minutes would of burned it or the garlic. I sauted for 5 minutes.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
14 Apr 2006
Reviewed by: CHERRY007
Used olive oil instead of butter. Chopped asparagus into bite-sized pieces and added a handful of shrimp to the mix. Served with pasta. Quick. Easy. Delicious.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
25 Oct 2006
Reviewed by: Michel
I added some White Wine & followed everyhting else to the letter. My guests raved all night about this recipe. Thanks. This is truly divine
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
19 Mar 2006
Reviewed by: JAGGEDLNS
This is how I fix green beans. It never occurred to me to try it with asparagus. Thank you. This was outstanding.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
19 Mar 2006
Reviewed by: Momof2
This review is from hubby. I do not like asparagus so I couldn't touch the stuff. On the other hand, hubby ate the entire bunch. He loved it. Thanks for the post.
(Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


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