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How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

Cooking asparagus on the stove is quite easy and always turns out delicious. Keep reading to learn how to cook asparagus on the stove.

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Other seasoning or herbs of your choice

 

Instructions

  • Wash the asparagus well.
  • Cut the base of the asparagus stems.
  • Add some butter or olive oil to a pan and let it simmer on low to medium heat.
  • Add the asparagus stems to the pan. Make sure that you have enough space in the pan to fit all the stems side by side without placing any of them on top of the other.
  • Allow the asparagus to cook thoroughly on each side. You can keep rolling each stem around to a different side while also shaking the pan throughout the process.
  • Let the asparagus cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus from the pan, season, and serve.

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • Butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Other seasoning or herbs of your choice

Instructions
 

  • Wash the asparagus well.
  • Cut the base of the asparagus stems.
  • Add some butter or olive oil to a pan and let it simmer on low to medium heat.
  • Add the asparagus stems to the pan. Make sure that you have enough space in the pan to fit all the stems side by side without placing any of them on top of the other.
  • Allow the asparagus to cook thoroughly on each side. You can keep rolling each stem around to a different side while also shaking the pan throughout the process.
  • Let the asparagus cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus from the pan, season, and serve.

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove – Tips

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

  • You can add a bit of garlic and lemon to the pan along with the butter or olive oil to enhance the flavors.
  • If you want to soften the asparagus even more, then you can add some water to the pan before you add the asparagus in. Let the asparagus cook for a few minutes, remove them from the pan and then serve them after seasoning.
  • Make sure you always allow all the asparagus stems to firmly sit on the pan without letting them overlap as this could otherwise cook them unevenly.

 

What Can You Eat Asparagus With?

  • Cooked and seasoned asparagus tastes great with any meat or seafood dishes.
  • You can serve up the asparagus with some rice and other cooked vegetables.
  • Simply sprinkling some grated cheese on the cooked asparagus can make for a delicious snack or quick meal.

How to Store Asparagus

How to Cook Asparagus on the Stove

Make sure you wrap up the cooked asparagus in plastic wrap or foil. If you do not have either of these, then you can use a tightly sealed container.

Cooked asparagus lasts 3 days in the refrigerator. It lasts several months in the freezer.

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