Gardening is something you learn by doing---and by making mistakes....
Like Cooking, Gardening is a constant process of experimentation, repeating the successes and throwing out the failures.
Carol Stocker

Friday, December 2, 2011

Asparagus with Onions & Garlic

I love Asparagus....too bad the growing season is so short (at least here it is).  The grocery store had some fresh looking Asparagus, so I thought it would be a great addition to the Salmon we planned to have for supper.  This dish is an awesome way to serve Asparagus, different that just steaming it.

Asparagus with Onions & Garlic

Asparagus, fresh,about 1 lb
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Large Onion, sliced thick
1 Tbs Minced Garlic
2 Tbs Butter (or Olive Oil)
Salt/Pepper to taste

Wash Asparagus and trim off the bottom stem, cut in half.  Slice 1/2 of a large onion (or 1 small) into about 1/2 inch wedges.
Put Asparagus and onion into skillet and add water (see note below).  Bring to a boil and cover. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until Asparagus is tender and water is evaporated (add more water if needed).
When water is evaporated add butter and garlic, saute until the onions are lightly browned.  Salt and Pepper to taste.
***Note:  If you like  your onions a bit crisper (like we do) do not steam with the asparagus.  Instead, add them after asparagus is steamed, when you add the garlic and saute till onions are tender******

Wash & trim
Steam with onions

Saute with Onions

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