It has been three weeks since I have gone back to work after being off for two months. It is only now that I am slowly getting used to the routine of going to work daily, running a few errands after work and coming home to prepare dinner. These are the times when I look for easy to make recipes that my whole family will like. It is not an easy process because each member of my family has different tastes and preferences. I am happy whenever I find recipes that are not only delicious but easy to prepare as well. The other day, I made baked salmon for dinner and I made a simple asparagus side dish to go with it. I normally prepare asparagus by trimming the woody ends and cooking them as whole. In the past, I have roasted the asparagus and dressed them with balsamic soy sauce. I also boiled them and dressed them with Catalan salsa vinaigrette and red pepper vinaigrette. In this sauteed garlic asparagus recipe, the asparagus was cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces and simply sauteed with garlic. It was that simple! It only took me 15 minutes to make this side dish, the same time I baked the salmon. Enjoy!
Sauteed Garlic Asparagus
- 2 lbs asparagus
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic grated or minced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash asparagus and then gently bend the end of each spear until it snaps naturally. Pat spears dry with paper towels and sliced diagonally into 2-inches pieces.
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Add asparagus and saute, stirring often until tender crisp, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.