Do you like Pan-Fried Asparagus? Check out this easy, quick and healthy asparagus recipe that only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook. This recipe only needs 4 ingredients: Asparagus, Oil and Salt & Pepper. Pan-Fried Asparagus makes a quick side vegetable dish and it pairs well with Salmon, Chicken, Shrimp or Meat. /p>
When is Asparagus in Season?
Asparagus is in season around May/June. However, we can find asparagus in the supermarket all year round. Sometimes it looks fresh and sometimes not.
How to pick Asparagus?
Thick asparagus is more mature than the thin ones. I normally pick the thin asparagus that are bright green with no signs of shriveling. The tips of the asparagus is best when they are closed and compact. If you squeeze the bunch of asparagus, it should squeak. This means the asparagus is firm and tight. not mushy.
How many ways can you cook asparagus?
- Pan-Fry the asparagus (or Sauteed)
- Grill the asparagus
- Roast the asparagus
- Boil the asparagus
Pan-Fried Asparagus Ingredients:
- A bunch of Asparagus
- Canola Oil
- A pinch of Salt and Pepper
Pan-Fried Asparagus Instructions:
- Cut the bottom of the asparagus before cooking
- Pre-Heat up the Non-Stick pan on medium high heat
- Add Canola Oil
- Throw the asparagus in the pan and let it fry for a minute
- Add a pinch of Salt and Pepper
- Turn it with a tong and fry it until it is cooked Al-Dente.
Benefits of Asparagus:
- Asparagus is loaded with a lot of nutrients.
- Source of fiber and folate.
- Source of Vitamin A, C, E and K.
- High in Antioxidant. This helps strengthen the immune system.
- Do you notice that after you eat asparagus, your pee smells like sulfate? This is because asparagus has high level of Amino Acids asparagine, a natural diuretic. It flushes the excess fluid and salt from your body. This helps you prevent urinary tract infections.
More details on the Benefit of Asparagus can be found on Health Line.
- Make sure to CUT the bottom of the asparagus off before cooking. Otherwise, the asparagus will be chewy at the bottom when you eat.
- DO NOT overcook it otherwise it will be too soggy . Cook it Al-Dente. Once you remove the asparagus from the heat, it still continues to cook the asparagus.