Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Pan Roasted Asparagus

My mom prepared this pan roasted asparagus with sake on Christmas Eve and it was absolutely delicious! Asparagus goes great as a healthy side to any main entrée. I used it in my New Years Dinner to accompany a Filet Mignon and Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy.

1 bundle of asparagus
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoon sake
olive oil

Wash and cut off the ends of your asparagus so you are left with green and healthy heads and stems.

Heat up a pan on the stove. Drizzle some olive oil over the pan and lay inside of it your asparagus spread out evenly. Move the asparagus around so the heat reaches all sides of each one and they are evenly cooked.

After 4-5 minutes pour the water and sake evenly over the asparagus. Pan roast the asparagus for 7-10 more minutes, tossing around the asparagus in the water and sake from time-to-time, until the asparagus is evenly and thoroughly cooked (maybe taste test one to make sure its soft and flavorful enough). Enjoy!

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