Rating: 4.56 stars
226 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This fresh tasting asparagus dish is always popular. Try it with Havarti or Swiss cheese melted on top.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic and shallots, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in asparagus spears; cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Squeeze lime over hot asparagus, and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to serving plate, and garnish with lime wedges.

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Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fat 4.5g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 11.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (155)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
Other than using lemon rather than lime, this is a combination of ingredients and flavors I grew up with as a standard with many fresh vegetables. It was the pan sauteeing, however, that made me want to try this and I was very pleased. I've steamed asparagus, roasted it in the oven, and even nuked it...all good, but doing it this way just made it different -- similar to roasting, rich in color, flavor, and almost caramelized. Definitely more depth of flavor than just steaming. This method will be a repeat. Read More
(108)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2013
Needs more flavor. Read More
(4)
226 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 148
  • 4 star values: 60
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2008
Other than using lemon rather than lime, this is a combination of ingredients and flavors I grew up with as a standard with many fresh vegetables. It was the pan sauteeing, however, that made me want to try this and I was very pleased. I've steamed asparagus, roasted it in the oven, and even nuked it...all good, but doing it this way just made it different -- similar to roasting, rich in color, flavor, and almost caramelized. Definitely more depth of flavor than just steaming. This method will be a repeat. Read More
(108)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2005
Just like the pan-fried asparagus recipe on this site except for the addition of lime juice. I didn't have shallots so I used chopped onion. The asparagus was still quite crunchy after 5 minutes of cooking time so I recommend cooking it a little longer. Read More
(60)
Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2006
absolutely delicious! I'm watching my weight so I only used 1/2tbs butter plus 1 and1/2tsp olive oil(not canola)and didn't have lime so used lemon juice. I shall use a large skillet like recommended as the med. one I used was not large enough for the asparagus spears to touch the bottom of pan and thus my garlic and shallots burned a bit. I ended up cutting the spears in half while still cooking in pan but the onion/shallots had already burned! nonetheless it was still a tasty side! loved it and will cook it many times in the future.Oh I love garlic so I added a couple more cloves! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2007
This was a nice new way to prepare asparagus. It's the perfect time of year and we picked up the most wonderful thin baby stalks that cooked quite nicely. If they were thicker I would have steamed them briefly in the microwave to get the cooking started but it wasn't necessary the night I prepared them. They were the perfect accompaniament to thinly sliced flank steak with a rub made from chili/lime/brown sugar and paprika and the orange romaine salad from this site. A perfect spring meal! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2005
I really liked this. I didn't have shallots so I used red onion. Easy and good. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
05/18/2005
Actually I wanted to update my previous rating. This is unique and delicious. Warmed it up the following day and it was mmm mmm good so I am moving my rating up to a 5 Star. Absolutely will keep in my recipe file and make many more times Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2011
Followed recipe in proportions. Each line of flavor complete. Asparagus loves this recipe. You will too. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2011
Another quick and easy way to prepare asparagus. I used fresh minced garlic and cut the asparagus into 2" pieces. Cooked for 8 minutes but that might have been a little too long. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
This recipe is simple and extremely tasty. I added a handful of mini bell pepper rings in different colors and it was fascinating. Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2013
Needs more flavor. Read More
(4)