An easy asparagus recipe on the Martha Stewart website combines boiled asparagus spears with butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. This dish takes only 15 minutes to prepare and cook.
A simple baked asparagus recipe is available on MyRecipes.com. To create the dish, the cook places asparagus spears on a baking sheet and distributes olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper on top. He then bakes the asparagus in the oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 10 minutes. Finally, he serves the asparagus with a topping of toasted almond slivers.
A quick grilled asparagus recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website calls for the cook to toss asparagus through a mixture of melted butter, minced garlic, dill and pepper. The cook then grills the asparagus spears until they are tender, which can take as little as seven minutes. Finally, he serves the asparagus with finely shredded Parmesan cheese.
The Asian-inspired marinated asparagus recipe on the Vegetarian Times website utilizes soy sauce, rice vinegar, vegetable oil and agave nectar to form a marinade base. Minced garlic, grated ginger and cayenne pepper add flavor to the marinade. The cook combines blanched asparagus spears with the marinade in a baking dish, then covers the dish and chills it for at least four hours. To serve the dish, the cook drains off the liquid and garnishes the asparagus with toasted sesame seeds and sliced chili peppers.