Peas and Asparagus: An awesome recipe with asparagus

recipe with asparagus

I’m always trying to think of new ways to prepare some of my family’s favorite green vegetables. Somehow, I’ve been lucky enough to have a family who loves asparagus. I have a great cold salad recipe for snow peas and asparagus (I need to make that and post it sometime!), so I thought a warm side dish with regular peas might be nice too. Plus, it was my turn to bring a green vegetable for my monthly potluck dinner with a group of friends and I thought this recipe with asparagus would do the trick.

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 20min; Cook Time – 10-12 min

Ingredients for about 20:

3 bunches of asparagus

16oz frozen peas

3T butter, divided

2 shallots, diced

1 T Dried basil

2t red pepper flakes

salt and pepper

drizzle of olive oil

How to make peas and asparagus:

Finely dice the shallots and add to a large skillet with 1 T of the butter. Saute until tender.

While they are sautéing, cut the bottom 1-2 inches off of your asparagus and discard. Then, slicing on a bias, cut the asparagus into small, pea sized pieces.

When the shallots are tender, add the remaining 2 T butter, asparagus, olive oil and spices. Stir to incorporate everything together and cover on medium heat for about 5 minutes.

Uncover, add the frozen peas, stir and cover again for about 5 more minutes. Check the tenderness of the asparagus and cook for a couple of more minutes or until desired tenderness. Serve and enjoy.

Since I was going to a potluck, they had to hold for about an hour. I loosely covered with foil so the steam would not stay in and keep cooking them. They tasted great luke warm too!

Important Tips:

Cutting the asparagus on a bias will make them ‘prettier’. Not sure what a bias is? Watch our video!

 

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