I love asparagus and normally I bake it so this was a fun, new and easy way to make some delicious asparagus! This recipe was adapted from the book “Appetite for Reduction” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz.
I could eat a whole pound of asparagus myself, so I doubled this recipe since I was cooking for my family and I made a few other minimal changes to the seasonings. Here’s the recipe I followed:
- 2 pounds aspargus (I cut each aspargus in half so they would fit in the skillet better)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 4 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- ground nutmeg
- ground cinnamon
- Preheat a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Saute the ginger and garlic in the oil for about 30 seconds, then add thyme and a splash of water and let this sizzle for a few seconds.
- Add the asparagus, salt, and spices. Use tongs to toss and coat adding a few splashes of water if it seems dry.
- Saute for about 10 minutes or until the asparagus is tender.
Note: For presentation, you can serve the asparagus with lime wedges.
This recipe makes 8 servings.
1 serving yields approximately 38 calories and 2.5g protein.