I love the health benefits of asparagus and how easy it is to prepare. I enjoy breaking each spear’s woody end as I find it therapeutic.
My most favorite way to prepare it would be to drizzle some olive oil in a pan and then sauté the asparagus until crisp tender. Add in the garlic halfway before the asparagus is done. Salt and pepper to taste and squeeze a whole lemon on it. I love the lemony taste. People grate some Parmesan cheese on it as well but I’m not a fan of cheese much.
WHFoods has some yummy looking recipes for asparagus:
- The Healthiest Way – heat 5 TBS of broth (vegetable or chicken) or water in a stainless steel skillet. Once bubbles begin to form add whole asparagus, cover, and Healthy Saute for 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with our Mediterranean Dressing.
- Stir-Fried Seafood with Asparagus – Heat 1 TBS broth and stir-fry onion in it. Add ginger, garlic, shiitake mushrooms and asparagus. Continue to stir-fry and then add lemon juice, soy sauce, red pepper flakes, cod, scallops, and shrimp and stir to mix well. Cover and simmer for about 5 mins. Toss in tomatoes, cilantro, salt & pepper. Serve.
- 15-Minute Healthy Sautéed Chicken & Asparagus – Heat 1 TBS broth and stir-fry onion in it. Add ginger, garlic, chicken and continue to Healthy Sauté for another 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add asparagus, soy sauce, vinegar, and red chili flakes. Stir together and cover. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. This may have to cook for an extra couple minutes if the asparagus is thick. Season with salt and pepper to taste.