It’s asparagus season, an early spring vegetable. I saw some beautiful asparagus in Kroger’s recently for 99-cents a pound. It is often 2.99 and sometimes even 3.99 a pound, so I bought a bundle. Asparagus is fairly easy to cook, you can even eat it raw, like celery. I often put mine in the oven at 400, sprinkle on a little salt and pepper and olive oil, cook for 10 minutes and eat it that way. It’s good, but not super good.
However! I saw a recipe on Yummly that looked interesting and I tried it. This was super good asparagus. Here’s how.
Wash and dry the asparagus and cut (on the diagonal) into 1 ½- or 2-inch pieces. Melt 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a medium saucepan on moderate heat. Finely dice a shallot or about a quarter of a cup of sweet onion (I used the sweet onion) and sauté in the butter for about 5 minutes. Next, add the sliced asparagus and cook about 3 or 4 more minutes. Then add 2 cups of frozen sweet peas and cook another 3 or 4 minutes. Don’t overcook. Keep everything tender crisp. Add salt and pepper and a tablespoon of honey, toss and serve. It was as good as it gets when it comes to asparagus.
Super Good Asparagus
1 bunch of asparagus (thin is best)
3 T unsalted butter
¼ C finely diced spring onion (or shallot)
Salt & pepper to taste
1 T honey