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Quick and Easy Asparagus


Description

A super fast, delicious way to bring asparagus to your dinner table.


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus, woody ends removed (see note below)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper flake
  • pinch of granulated garlic
  • pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • pinch of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Trim off the woody ends of your asparagus (usually the last 2 inches). Place asparagus in a microwave-safe bowl with 1 tbsp water, and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Punch a tiny hole in the center of the plastic wrap to allow the steam to vent. Microwave on high for about 3 to 4 minutes. Carefully remove the plastic wrap, allowing the steam to ventilate away from you so that you don’t get burned. Drain the asparagus and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil over medium-high heat. Add asparagus and seasonings, and cook until edges of asparagus begin to caramelize just slightly, about 3 to 4 minutes. Taste, and adjust seasoning if needed.
  3. Serve and enjoy

Notes

This method works best with thicker spears of asparagus. If your asparagus is on the thin side (like a pencil), steam them in the microwave for just 2 minutes vs. 4, and cook over the stove for just 2 minutes, instead of 4.

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