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.

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Pan Seared Garlic Asparagus
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 bunches of asparagus
  • garlic powder (or garlic salt)
  • olive oil
Instructions
  1. Wash the asparagus and clean thoroughly.
  2. Cut about an inch off of the bottom of each asparagus.
  3. Preheat the stove on a low medium setting.
  4. After the stove finishes preheating, pour olive oil into the pan. Use just enough for the bottom of your pan.
  5. Put your first few pieces of asparagus into the pan.
  6. Roll the asparagus around to get an even coat of olive oil on it.
  7. Next, lightly sprinkle about 4 dashes of garlic powder over the vegetables (garlic salt can also be used in place of garlic powder).
  8. Then roll the asparagus over and sprinkle the other side with garlic powder.
  9. Place cooked asparagus on your desired serving plate.
  10. 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.

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Cut about an inch off of the ends of the asparagus. This will make it easier to chew.

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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.

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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!

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What’s your favorite way to cook asparagus?

Thanks for reading!

 

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12 Comments

  1. LC @ A Life of Authenticity

    May 1, 2017 at 18:25

    I also love pan seared garlic asparagus, however, I’ve only had them in restaurants. I have not tried to make them at home. But your easy recipe is tempting me to try it. Thanks.

  2. Mimi Green

    May 1, 2017 at 18:47

    I’m going to try this. I always put mine in the oven. Asparagus are my second favorite vegetable after broccoli.

  3. Joanna

    May 1, 2017 at 20:38

    I LOVE Asparagus! It’s soo good. Haven’t tried it with garlic, but I’ll definitely try next time I make it.

  4. Keisha

    May 1, 2017 at 23:44

    This looks delish! I love pan seared asparagus and I love anything with garlic so its a win win ♥ Thank for sharing.

  5. Tiffani G

    May 2, 2017 at 23:30

    Interesting! I’ve never tried to make asparagus before. I got the microwave steam kind, but your recipe looks much tastier!

  6. Toiia L. Rukuni

    May 3, 2017 at 09:48

    I simply adore great asparagus! This is an awesome recipe that I have to refer back to this summer!

  7. nay

    May 3, 2017 at 11:00

    me and asparagus aren’t friends when I cook them. I’ll have to try this recipe this season.

  8. Evelyn Reese

    May 3, 2017 at 11:47

    This recipe looks great and easy to prepare. I have tried asparagus in the oven in the past. I think I will this pan seared version a try. Thanks for the printable recipe.

  9. Anitra | The Mom On the Move

    May 3, 2017 at 17:54

    We actually eat asparagus with salmon often, so this is a good alternative to steaming. Only downside is it make your pee smell terrible.

    1. Jennifer

      May 3, 2017 at 19:53

      I love asparagus with salmon, too! It’s so good.

  10. LeShelle, host of MRTV

    May 5, 2017 at 15:24

    I love, love, love asparagus!! Delicious and quick.

  11. MJ

    May 7, 2017 at 11:36

    Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies. I pan sear or I roast in the oven. And always with garlic.

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