Asparagus: A Classic Recipe

There are so many ways to cook asparagus but nothing will ever beat the classic way to serve it – buttered. Don’t be intimidated by the word “classic.” Cooking buttered asparagus isn’t at all hard to do. In fact, it’s a pretty simple recipe. Anyone can do it, even those can’t cook.

First, the ingredients. You will need the following: a pound of fresh asparagus (this will serve three, but if it is less, then you can adjust accordingly), a tablespoon of unsalted butter, salt and ground pepper to taste. Simply ingredients, isn’t it?

Prepare the stalks by cleaning them thoroughly to remove excess dirt. Drain. Then, put the frying pan under low heat and melt one tablespoon of butter in it. Once melted, add the asparagus and cook it for a few minutes (about three minutes will do) or until it turns a bright green. Make sure to spread the butter evenly on each asparagus stalk.

Test with a fork. If it penetrates the stalk with a little resistance, then it’s done. If the fork goes through very easily, then you have overcooked the vegetable. Make sure to avoid this as asparagus tastes better when crisp.

For added flavouring, add a dash of salt and pepper. You can cook the asparagus until it becomes crispy on the outside. To do this, cook for an additional seven to ten minutes.