Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Garlic Asparagus with Mint



Asparagus makes a nice vegetarian side dish or meal.  This quick and simple stir-fry recipe cooks asparagus in garlic infused olive oil and butter.  Mint is then added at the end to give it an added note of mint flavor.

To make this a full vegetarian meal try it with a side of pasta such as a lemon garlic fettucini with parmesan.


Servings: 3-4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves Sliced
1lb. Asparagus cut into 2 inch pieces (thick bottom stock discarded)
2 Tablespoons butter
Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
1/4 Cup Fresh Mint chopped

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil until it glistens.  Add the sliced garlic and cook stirring frequently until golden brown (about 3-4 minutes).   Add the cut asparagus along with the 2 tablespoons butter and stir fry for 2 minutes.

Remove the skillet from heat.  Season the asparagus with salt & pepper.  Add the fresh mint and stir until the mint leaves are wilted and the asparagus is well coated with the sauce.

Serve as a side dish to any main course.

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