Pan Fried Asparagus

This 4-minute pan-fried asparagus is easy to make! This dish is delicious and healthy. It goes well with creamy soup, any meal, and your favourite recipes. 

– 2 teaspoons of olive oil – 8-10 oz asparagus  – 1 cup green peas  – ½ teaspoon salt – ¼ teaspoon black pepper – basil for serving  – ¼ cup or more parmesan cheese  – 1 lime or lemon wedge for serving



Scrub asparagus. To remove debris, rinse asparagus under cool water. Dry the spears gently with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels. 

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Bend each asparagus spear by the tough end until it snaps naturally. This removes wood. Alternatively, use a sharp knife to cut the ends 1-2 inches. 

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Consider using a vegetable peeler to remove tough outer skin from the lower stem of thick asparagus. 

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In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil on medium-high. Sauté asparagus. Frying asparagus takes 3–4 minutes.  

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Stir frequently for even cooking. Bright green, tender asparagus is desired.Add peas and cook for 1-2 minutes. 

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In the event that you are using frozen peas, you can temporarily defrost them by placing them in a bowl of warm water before you begin. 

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Salt, black pepper, and lime juice can be added. Serve warm sautéed asparagus and peas as a side. 

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Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese, fresh basil, and lemon juice on top for flavour. Enjoy! 

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