Garlic Asparagus with Lime
This fresh tasting asparagus dish is always popular. Try it with Havarti or Swiss cheese melted on top.
This fresh tasting asparagus dish is always popular. Try it with Havarti or Swiss cheese melted on top.
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
I really liked this. I didn't have shallots so I used red onion. Easy and good.
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
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.
Followed recipe in proportions. Each line of flavor complete. Asparagus loves this recipe. You will too.
Asparagus is not my favorite; however, this recipe is delicious! I have tried many similiar recipies, but the flavors and method of this recipe is simply delicious! The only changes I made were to use a little less butter & olive oil and lemon instead of lime. A keeper!!!
This is wonderful. We squeezed extra lime on top. What a great low fat recipe. I highly recommend it.
I'm not a very good cook, but made this as a side dish when cooking for my family. They loved it, and were very impressed!
This recipe is simple and extremely tasty. I added a handful of mini bell pepper rings in different colors and it was fascinating.
The lime was a really nice touch. Didn't change a thing and thanks!
Made this recipe last night ... delicious! Did not add shallot and I used Lemon juice as I had no lime. The asparagus was still a little crunchy (perfect) and the taste was very pleasant and refreshing. I'll be doing it this way much more .. thanx Crystian ...
quick and oh so simple. With good ingredients you get good food. Butter, shallots and garlic good on all greens,what really scores is the freshed queezed lime at the end.
Try this one and see how fast it disappears!
This was fantastic! The only thing I substitued was white onion for the shallots. My husband thought this was the best asparagus he'd ever had. Thanks for the great recipe!
My kind of recipe: Tasty and Easy! This is now my favorite way of fixing asparagus. I also use these same ingredients and method only roasting them in the oven and it turns out just as great. Thanks, Karriparker, for a recipe that I use often!
I thought I loved asparagus, but since trying this recipe, this is the only way I make it now.
Delicious flavors! I roasted the asparagus with minced garlic and shallots tossed in olive oil cooking spray for about 20 minutes @ 400. When finished cooking I squirted the lime juice all over and tossed again. My husband & I loved the taste!
Yum! Loved this, simple, easy, fresh & delish.
I used meyer lemons instead of limes. That was a delicious touch.
This was delicious! Served with my shrimp scampi tonight; I forgot the shallot at the store so I skipped it. My only suggestion is to cook the asaragus and garlic on lower heat for 10 minutes so you don't get burnt garlic which is bitter.
This is now one of our go-to recipes for asparagus! very easy to make and a great quick side for any recipe.
My boyfriend now loves asparagus because of this recipe! I've made this a few times now, and used both lemon and lime juice. It's delicious either way! I use a little more garlic than the recipe calls for, and I sprinkle Parmesan cheese over it right after I take it out of the skillet. This is a quick, simple, and healthy side dish that goes great with chicken!
This recipe was good. I think the lime juice gave it an almost pickled taste, in a good way. I used Kosher salt and lime juice (didn't have a fresh lime) and it worked out well.
Needs more flavor.
Wow, SO GOOD! My hubby is not overly fond of asparagus, so I took advantage and scaled the recipe down to make for just me at lunch. I love the addition of the lime juice, gives it a nice fresh zing! This takes no time at all to prepare (I found the cook time perfect), it's easy, healthy and delicious, can't wait to have it again (and I think my husband would enjoy it!). The only thing I would do differently is to add my garlic closer to the end of the 5 mins of cooking instead of the beginning. Perfect, thanks!
This was a great addition to my meal. I added more of the shallots and rushing to feed the hubby, I did forget the lime juice. It was still a winner and I had to fix another batch because he wanted it the next day for lunch at work! Thanks a lot!!!! This is a keeper in my household.
OK. I did not have a lime, so I used a lemon. I am still giving this a 5 it was PHENOMENAL! Loved it! thanks!
This is how I make asparagus now, def use lime and not substitute for lemon or will be too vinegary. Love it
Pretty good. I didn't have shallot or onion, and I just tossed the garlic and asparagus into the butter/olive oil mixture at the same time. My garlic got a little burned before the asparagus was done. I added dried minced onion near the end, finished with the salt/pepper and lime juice, and topped with toasted cashews. I like the pan-fried asparagus taste, so some version of this will definitely go into my regular rotation.
Easy and yummy
Love this recipe. I had never prepared asparagus before and my family loved it. However, when I made it a 2nd & 3rd time it didn't turn out very good. Maybe I didn't pick out good asparagus. Not sure what I did wrong, but the first time around was perfect!
Simple and delicious!
The garlic was nice but the lime added more bitteress to an already bitter vegetable.
This went down with all my family. I followed the recipe, except cooking it for 15 min (8 in pan, rest in oven at 180 C)
Blanch, boiling water bath for about 1 minute, the asparagus then Shock, Ice water bath until cold again, before you saute. Then, you will have the beautiful color with less crunch.
Loved this! Simple and tasty!
These were ok. I think I would have liked them more without the lime.
This is the only way I make asparagus now! My husband fell in love with it too!
Very tasty and simple. Be sure to use a large skillet. I substituted yellow onion cut in strips instead of green onion. They caramalized nicely and were so tasty mixed in with the asparagus. We couldn't really taste the lime so might add more next time.
Yummy! Of course pairing garlic and asparagus is a no brainer. Loved the mild shallot flavor and the hint of citrus with the lime. Use fresh ground pepper and salt to taste with the lime juice.
The addition of lime to this simple asparagus recipe was perfect. Will definitely make again. I've changed my rating from 4 stars to five stars now that I've made this recipe a dozen times. I keep going back to the fresh kick of citrus! This has become a staple recipe in my home.
One of the best asparagus recipes I've come across. I think any citrus juice would be wonderful if you want to change it up occasionally. Delicious!
Simple and delicious. Thanks :)
When having guests, this is an elegant way to serve asparagus. Makes a nice presentation. Excellent, easy to make, and very tasty. We loved it and will make again.
This was a delicious side dish with a grilled chicken dinner. I modified it slightly out of necessity - I used onion in place of shallots as I had none. After cooking the asparagus for about 2 minutes, I added a splash of cold water and put a lid on my pan. This helps it to cook evenly without the garlic burning in the pan. I will definitely make this again! Thanks!
The people who eat asparagus in my house said it was great!
Elegant and tasty
I made this for my roommates as a side to grilled shrimp and we all love love love it!
Tasted pretty good, but maybe a little too much lime for my taste. The only thing that I changed was that I used green onions instead of shallot. Also, I cooked for much longer than 5 minutes, at least 10 minutes.
Excellent! I didn't have a shallot so I didn't add that, but even without the recipe was wonderful!
This was terrific with shrimp scampi - I didn't change a thing
I absolutely love simple things that elicit compliments. This recipe was quick and flavorful. I would never have considered adding lime..but it's definitely a winner!
Delicious, except my onions and garlic burnt in the pan by the time the aspargus had cooked.
This is the very best recipe for asparagus I've ever had. My entire family loves it and so easy to make! Vey healthy too!!
Amazing, great receipe. I loved the lime addition. My garlic burned though so next time I will wait a little before adding it.
Made these for Christmas and was a huge hit. However, 1/4 lime didn't quite make, I added the juice from the whole lime to get the flavor. Will be making again.
cooked for a bit longer than recommended. ended up over-browning the shallots and garlic though :(
Very good! i used a little bit of Parmesan/Romano mix before serving and we ate it all up. Thanks for sharin!
This was very refreshing with the lime. All the flavours blended nicely to make a lovely side dish
I was looking for a new way to cook asparagus.. and this is it!! I stuck with the lime and it gave it, along with the butter, a nice, rich flavor. And the 7 year old ate it (enough said!)
This was delicious. The lime created a great refreshing flavor.
The asparagus tasted great, and the lime was a welcome kick. Used a green onion instead of a shallot and it worked well. I covered the asparagus once it was added to the pan to help the cooking and it turned out just right.
Have made this a few times already. great on the grill, easy to make.
Very elegant and delicious.
I was a little skeptical as to whether the asparagus/lime flavors would work, and was actually pleasantly surprised. The first couple of mouthfuls took a bit of getting used to, but we thought it was a good and interesting combination. Thanks!
I love new ways of cooking vegetables besides the usual steaming. The whole family loved it and the lime was especially noticed and appreciated by the husband.
I had this for lunch one day along with some sticky rice. It was quite tasty. There was a peculiar after-taste which might have been the lime juice.
This is my favorite asparagus recipe ever. i make it every week.The only thing i do different is add more garlic.
Very good and easy. I will be making soon again! Tip: you'll need to take the onions out after cooked, and leave the asparagus cooking in pan for a little while longer (the asparagus was too hard, given the time that the recipe called for)
This was so good and so easy! I didn't have any shallots, so I just sprinkled a little onion powder in with the minced garlic. I've always steamed asparagus and usually have leftovers. No leftovers this time! Thanks to your recipe, I will never look at asparagus the same way again!
It was really good. I didn't use too much lime though, and I added shallots.
Yummiest way to make asparagus! My kids gobbled up several stalks each! I blanched and dried the asparagus first to maintain the beautiful green color. Then it only took a couple of minutes in the skillet. So easy and so good!
This was the first item to disappear from our dinner table! It was rated 'delicious' by all 11 at the table, even though I overcooked it because DH likes it that way. I will definitely serve again because it is 1) delicious and 2) very quick and easy!
Very light and delicious...I used a large bunch of fresh asparagus from a local farm. Do not overcook....the fresh lime juice make this fresh tasting. Love the combo of ingredients. Thanks!
This is a great recipe!! We love it, the only thing I did different was steam the onion and asparagus for a few minutes first, and added a little more lime juice because we like it!
This is a fabulous side. I loved the lime flavor for my tropical themed dinner. Even had a guest who'd never eaten asparagus before and loved it! LOL! I'll use it again. Only sub. was to use coconut oil in place of olive.
My husband and son are not big asparagus fans, but this recipe has them actually requesting it. The only thing I changed is to add a bit of cajun spices (actually Emeril's Bayour Blast) to the pan at the end with just enough time to mix it in.
Excellent! I added two more cloves of garlic. I cooked it for about 6 minutes. Still just a bit crunchy. It was easy, fast and I liked the lime added to it. I served it with Sylvia's Ribs and Maria's Rice (both from this site). Would probably be great with fish too.
this was alright. not bad, but not great either.
O.K. but that was about it. Husband liked it better than I did. Will stick with other recipes.
The lime juice gave this dish a nice flavor. Very simple, and tasty. Good any day of the week.
Great stuff...I cheated and didn't use the shallot, but it was still REALLY good.
This was a great recipe. I used onion instead of shallots too. It went great with grilled lemon chicken.
Everyone in my house loves this!
This was very good, but I made a few changes to it the second time I cooked it that make it even better. Instead of butter I used a teaspoon of sesame oil. ( The flavor is very concentrated so you don't need much which makes this lower in fat ) I also added a tablespoon of soy sauce while cooking, and doubled the lime juice. Absolutey delicious !
Delish! The lime added a wonderful flavor to the dish - I did simmer for about 20 minutes on low because I started it too quickly and it would have been done way too early for the rest of the meal. It turned out great. I also threw in a few cashews for a little crunch. Will definitely be making this recipe again.
I was intrigued by the lime aspect of the recipe and found the flavor to complement well with the asparagus. Substituted green onion for the shallot by finely slicing the whites, then slicing length ways and quartering the greens. Thanks for another fine addition to the asparagus segment of the recipe box
Simple and wonderful
SO easy, quick AND good!
This was very good, thanks for the recipe.
I’m always looking for new ways to cook vegetables and really like this recipe. One of my nephews liked it, but the other didn’t. All the adults liked it. I’ll make it again.
Awesome recipe - thanks for the contribution!! A wonderful mix of flavors.
Turned out delicious, but needs more than 5 min cooking time for asparagus. I left mine in for 15 min or so in a covered skillet.
So easy and delicious! I served it with the Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken that I found on here and they were the perfect combination! Couldn't have asked for a better side dish to compliment the chicken! The only change i made was used 2 tablespoons of minced white onion instead of the shallot.