March 04, 2013

Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

Give a little twisty for this common side dish.

servings: 4
time: 15 minutes


Ingredients
1 bunch fresh asparagus
1 tbs. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
salt and black pepper to taste

Directions
1 – In a skillet, heat the olive oil and add asparagus and garlic.
2 – Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir and cover the pan.
3 – Stirring occasionally, cook until asparagus are al dente (about 10 minutes), or cooked to your taste.

Tips and Options
  • If the pan gets too dry, add 1 tbs water during cooking.
  • Substitute olive oil for 1 tbs. butter.
  • Spice up the dish by putting other vegetables cut into long strips: carrots, sweet potatoes, hearts of palm, yellow carrots.

Original recipe (in Portuguese): Aspargos ao Alho.

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