We’ve had a lot of asparagus here these days due to it being in season. I, personally, like the green variety way more than the hyped white one because it’s more flavourful and tastes more like a distinct vegetable. Here’s how to make a simple and delicious side dish from it.
1 bunch of green asparagus (~500g)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp. butter + 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
In a pan over high heat, boil some water, enough to cover half of the greens. Once boiling, add the asparagus and cover with a lid. Steam until semi-soft, about 5-7 mins.
Remove the asparagus and discard the water. Heat up olive oil and butter and sautee the garlic until fragrant. Add the asparagus back in and cook over medium heat until your desired degree of browned-ness. Swirl and toss often to ensure even browning and season with salt and pepper as to your liking. Serve.