What Are the Best Recipes for Cooking Asparagus on the Stove?

What Are the Best Recipes for Cooking Asparagus on the Stove?

What Are the Best Recipes for Cooking Asparagus on the Stove?

Stove-top asparagus recipes that are highly rated include quick skillet asparagus, stir-fried sesame asparagus and sautéed asparagus with butter and Parmesan cheese. These recipes call for 1 to 2 pounds of fresh asparagus, trimmed.

Make quick skillet asparagus by heating a large skillet pan over medium-high heat, adding 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil to the pan. Place 1 pound of asparagus spears into the pan, and cook for three minutes, stirring often. Asparagus should be crisp-tender and browned. Remove asparagus from the pan, and transfer to a serving platter. Toss asparagus with 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind, 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Stir-fried asparagus makes four to six servings and uses 2 pounds of asparagus cut into 2-inch pieces. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons soy sauce and 1 teaspoon sugar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cook 2 large chopped garlic cloves in 2 tablespoons sesame oil for 15 seconds. Add asparagus, cook for four minutes, then stir in the soy sauce mixture, cooking for another one minute. Transfer to a serving platter, season with salt and pepper, and sprinkle 4 teaspoons of sesame seeds on top.

To make sautéed asparagus, slice 1 pound of asparagus diagonally, leaving tips intact. Cook asparagus in a skillet pan with 3 tablespoons butter, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper until tender. Toss with 1 tablespoon fresh parsley and 3 tablespoons grated Parmigiano Reggiano.