Buttery Garlic Asparagus recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

A deliciously savoury way to serve asparagus, in this recipe, asparagus is sauteed in a lovely mixture of butter, olive oil and fresh garlic cloves. Popular in northern Italy, this is a fabulous side dish - finish it off with a tbsp. of toasted pine nuts for true Italian flair.


  • 500g asparagus
  • 50g butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper


  1. Snap the woody ends off of the asparagus. Mince the garlic cloves.

  2. Heat butter and oil in a large frying pan. Add salt, pepper and garlic. Fry the garlic for one minute over a medium heat, but don't let it brown.

  3. Add the asparagus spears and toss in the butter and oil. Fry for 5-8 minutes or until tender and cooked to your liking, turning often.

For a little salty flavour, try sprinkling the asparagus with grated parmesan. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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