Sauteed Asparagus

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil 

1 small shallot, sliced 

1 bunch thin asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1 teaspoon lemon zest, for garnish 


  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook until they begin to soften, about 1 minute. Add the asparagus and season with 1 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Cook the asparagus, stirring occasionally, until cooked through but still bright green, about 4 minutes. Transfer the asparagus to a platter and garnish with lemon zest.