So this is odd, but I'd never made pan-roasted asparagus before. Grilled? Sure. Roasted? Check. In a gratin? Mais bien sûr, mon ami. But never pan-roasted. And then I did and I'm never turning back. It couldn't be easier - heat oil, add asparagus, cook. If you need more of a recipe, you can find one here. Make some this weekend and get all the delicious browned bits of roasted or grilled asparagus by just heating up a single pan. Now that is easy entertaining, or it's a quick dinner for one (especially when combined with some fresh pasta and a bit of cheese - yum, yum).
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*Photo credits: pan-roasted asparagus courtesy of Molly Watson; farm fresh asparagus from S Pipczynski.