Asparagus for Dinner

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus (6 to 8 medium spears per person)
Directions
  • Cut away the lower 4th of the asparagus and peel the stalk. This way the entire spear is edible will cook more quickly and at the same rate.

  • Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a casserole or skillet large enough to accommodate the asparagus in one single flat layer.

  • Add the asparagus to the water, cover and quickly bring the water back to a boil. Uncover the skillet and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes or until the asparagus are just tender. They should be just cooked through but still with some crunch left it.

  • Serving suggestions: For 1 pound asparagus, melt 4 tablespoons butter and mash in 2 hard boiled eggs. Season to taste with salt, pepper and snipped fresh chives. Dip warm asparagus into the mixture and accompany with bread.

  • Serve asparagus at room temperature, either plain or dressed with vinaigrette and accompanied with goat cheese bruschetta.


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