Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic

    20 mins

    This garlicky asparagus side dish is a northern Italian favourite. My family loves it!

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    Serves: 4 

    • 60g butter
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Melt butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Stir in the olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook garlic in butter for a minute, but do not brown. Add asparagus, and cook for 10 minutes, turning asparagus to ensure even cooking.

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    Experienced cooks will know, without reading the submitter's review and clarification, that this recipe has some problems. For inexperienced cooks, it's no wonder they didn't care for this if they prepared it as the recipe is written, with its excessive amounts of butter and olive oil, and the direction to saute the garlic over such high heat. If made correctly, you will simply drizzle a bit of olive oil in a pan, add a little butter, saute the asparagus until crisp tender, and add the garlic at the very end after lowering the heat. This is a simple,delicious and classic method of preparing many vegetables in addition to asparagus, worthy of five stars if prepared with the necessary modifications.  -  31 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is my recipe. They changed the amounts for the ingredients. Use at least a pound of asparagus for the amount of butter and oil in the recipe. Cut down the butter to one to two tablespoons if you're only using 1/2 lb. of asparagus. I also use this recipe with fresh green beans. Yum!  -  16 Dec 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Making this recipe was the first time ever tried asparagus. Now, I can't eat it any way but like this. I serve this with dinner at least twice a week. I don't use fresh garlic, I used jarred cushed or minced garlic (whatever is in the fridge). I use two teaspons (hey - I like garlic). If you do this, add the garlic in at the end of the cooking time as the garlic would burn if you added it in at the beginning as the recipe calls for you to do with fresh garlic cloves.  -  25 Aug 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)