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Asparagus And Pea Saute

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Enjoy the flavors of spring with this delicious Asparagus and Pea Saute. This simple yet delicious dish is the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

It does not matter if you are looking for a quick and easy side dish or a healthy addition to your dinner table, this Asparagus and Pea Saute is sure to impress.

Let’s dive into the recipe and learn how to create this delicious dish in just a few simple steps.

Why I’m Sharing This Asparagus and Pea Saute Recipe

I’m excited to share this recipe because it’s a wonderful way to showcase the fresh flavors of seasonal produce.

Asparagus and peas are at their peak during the spring months, and this dish allows their natural sweetness and crispness to shine.

With just a few simple ingredients and minimal preparation, it’s easy to whip up this delicious side dish in no time.

What Makes this Dish Special?

What sets this Asparagus and Pea Saute apart from other vegetable dishes? It’s the perfect balance of flavors and textures. The tender-crisp asparagus adds a satisfying crunch, while the sweet peas provide a burst of freshness.

The addition of garlic and lemon zest adds a subtle depth of flavor that makes this dish super delicious.

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish (optional)

Alternative Ingredients/Variations

Here are some ingredients you can use in place of the ones above:

AsparagusGreen beans, snap peas
PeasEdamame, sugar snap peas

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1: Prepare the Asparagus and Peas

Trim the tough ends from the asparagus spears, then cut them into bite-sized pieces. If using fresh peas, shell them from their pods. If using frozen peas, thaw them under running water.

Step 2: Saute the Garlic

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant.

Step 3: Add the Asparagus

Add the asparagus pieces to the skillet and saute for 4-5 minutes, or until they are bright green and tender-crisp.

Step 4: Add the Peas

Stir in the peas and continue to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the peas are heated through.

Step 5: Season and Serve

Season the asparagus and peas with salt, pepper, and lemon zest, to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired, then serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • For extra flavor, try adding a splash of white wine or vegetable broth to the skillet before adding the asparagus.
  • Customize the dish with your favorite herbs and spices, such as thyme, mint, or red pepper flakes.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Utensils/What You Need

  1. Large skillet
  2. Wooden spoon or spatula
  3. Zester or grater (for lemon zest)
  4. Serving dish

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen asparagus and peas?

While fresh asparagus and peas are ideal for this recipe, you can certainly use frozen asparagus and peas as a convenient alternative. Simply thaw them before cooking and adjust the cooking time as needed.

How do I know when the asparagus is cooked?

The asparagus should be bright green and tender-crisp when cooked. Avoid overcooking them, as they can become mushy and lose their vibrant color and flavor.

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