3-Minute "Healthy Sautéed" Asparagus

"Healthy Sautéing" is my revolutionary new way to cook Asparagus. Top with the easy-to-prepare Mediterranean Dressing for a dish that is both delicious and health-promoting. For best results I recommend cooking Asparagus whole and cutting into pieces after cooking.(Taken from page 129 of the 2nd Edition of the World's Healthiest Foods book.)

Prep and Cook Time: 3minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Chop or press garlic and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.
  2. Snap or cut off the woody bottoms of Asparagus stems and save them for soup. Thick Asparagus may require peeling to remove tough skin.
  3. Heat 3 TBS broth or water in a stainless steel skillet covered with a tight fitting lid over medium heat if using a medium-size burner or medium-low heat if using a large burner. Watch broth closely as it will begin to steam in a few seconds.
  4. As soon as liquid begins to steam,add Asparagus. Cover with a tight fitting lid. and cook for 3 minutes. The outside will be tender, and the inside will be crisp. "Healthy Sauté" will concentrate both the flavor and nutrition of Asparagus.
  5. Transfer to a plate. For more flavor top Asparagus with the Dressing ingredients while it is still hot. (Mediterraean Dressing does not need to be made separately.) Research shows that fat-soluble vitamans and carotenoids found in foods, such as Asparagus, may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil.
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