Roasted asparagus is the perfect springtime vegetable for brunch, lunch or dinner. My favorite way to cook asparagus is to pan roast them.
They get soft and tender, develop a bit of a char and stay a little bit crunchy. Pan roasting let’s the flavors cook in without becoming too crunchy, chewy or tough.
How To Make Perfect Pan Roasted Asparagus
The ends of asparagus can be fibrous and woody. The best way to remove these chewy parts is by holding either end of the stalk and gently bending it. It will snap at exactly the right spot.
Cooking the asparagus to perfection is simple and easy. Put a large pan on medium-high heat and add a splash of extra virgin olive oil.
When the pan is hot, add the asparagus and allow the heat soften the stalks. You’ll notice a change in the appearance as it cooks. The asparagus will char and take on a deeper shade of green.
Pan fry the asparagus until they become soft and floppy. The cooking time will vary depending on thickness but it usually takes between 10-15 minutes.
To season the asparagus I use a simple blend of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Asparagus is the perfect side to Vegan Deviled Potatoes and a Just Egg Omelette. Let me know how your pan roasted asparagus turns out in the comments below!
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