This simple side dish features asparagus sauteed in butter and garlic, with a pinch of salt and pepper.

Easy Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

So good! Making it again tonight.   My family loves asparagus and this is so simple.

For a slightly healthier version, prepare with olive oil instead of butter.

Asparagus Garlic Butter Salt and Pepper


Tips for Choosing Asparagus: Fresh asparagus stalks are firm, straight and smooth.  Look for stalks that have a rich green color with a small amount of white at the bottom. Asparagus stalks should be firm and straight, not limp.  Tips should be tightly closed and compact; like a paintbrush.

Tips for Storing Asparagus: The best way to keep asparagus fresh is to trim about half an inch from the ends, then stand the stalks upright in a jar or glass with an inch of cold water at the bottom.   Cover with a plastic bag and keep in the refrigerator for three to four days.

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