Delicious & Easy Vegetable Recipe: Pan Seared Garlic Asparagus
When you have a big family, you cook homemade meals very often. And since my family and I are always cooking, I wanted to share some of our favorite recipes on the blog.
Today’s post is going to be my first recipe for Homeschool Edition. I’m going to share one of my favorite fresh vegetable recipes: Pan Seared Garlic Asparagus. It’s actually my husband’s recipe and I love it very much! It’s also very easy to make and cooks quickly.
I love Travis’s pan seared garlic asparagus so much that I like to eat it as a snack. Since I’m pregnant with baby #5, eating asparagus for a snack is perfect for my healthy-eating pregnancy goals!
And if you’re not a big veggie person, his asparagus recipe just may change how you feel about vegetables. 🙂
Here’s a recipe printable so you can print this easy recipe at home.
Down below I’ll explain the cooking instructions a little more in depth.
- 2 bunches of asparagus
- garlic powder (or garlic salt)
- olive oil
- Wash the asparagus and clean thoroughly.
- Cut about an inch off of the bottom of each asparagus.
- Preheat the stove on a low medium setting.
- After the stove finishes preheating, pour olive oil into the pan. Use just enough for the bottom of your pan.
- Put your first few pieces of asparagus into the pan.
- Roll the asparagus around to get an even coat of olive oil on it.
- Next, lightly sprinkle about 4 dashes of garlic powder over the vegetables (garlic salt can also be used in place of garlic powder).
- Then roll the asparagus over and sprinkle the other side with garlic powder.
- Place cooked asparagus on your desired serving plate.
- Repeat the steps for the rest of your asparagus.
Cooking Directions Explained:
The first thing you do is preheat the stove on a low medium setting. Then pour olive oil into the pan. Use just enough for the bottom of your pan. It should not get hot enough to pop at you, so no worries about splatter burns.
While the pan is preheating, cut about an inch off of the bottom of the asparagus. I do this because the bottom of the stalk is dry, and biting into the dry part of the asparagus can be quite difficult. If you’re into food aesthetics like I am, cutting the dry ends off also make your side dish look more attractive.
When the pan is finished preheating and the oil is ready, put your first few pieces of asparagus into the pan. Roll the asparagus around to get an even coat of oil on it.
Next, lightly sprinkle about 4 dashes of garlic powder (garlic salt can also be used in place of garlic powder) over the vegetable. It doesn’t take much garlic powder because you are going to roll and sprinkle the other side. Then roll the asparagus over and sprinkle the other side with garlic powder.Pan seared garlic asparagus is a delicious and easy vegetable side dish to cook! #cooking #recipe Click To Tweet
Now cook it until the asparagus slightly bends when you pick it up by the end. If you continue to cook past this point it will lose some of the vibrant color and also start to shrivel.
Cook the rest of your asparagus in this manner and serve it on your favorite serving dish. Enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to cook asparagus?
Thanks for reading!