How to Cook Fresh Asparagus on the Stovetop – Introduction
If you are wondering How do you cook asparagus on the stovetop, you’re in the right place!
Moreover, how would you like to prepare a hearty dinner dish with Shiitake mushrooms?
This Nepali recipe for cooking asparagus on the stovetop will give you a new flavorful recipe for asparagus, a plant chock full of benefits.
I am the first to admit that I never liked the taste or texture of asparagus.
And yes, I’d take a snickers bar any day over asparagus.
That said, this recipe has converted me to an asparagus fan.
I had asparagus as little as possible before learning how to cook asparagus in the recipe below.
Asparagus and Shiitake mushrooms go great with red lentil pasta and/or salmon.
This is a fairly quick dish to make on the stove and it is delicious.
And when you get bored with asparagus, if that is possible, check out the muscle & fitness benefits of broccoli.
- 1 bunch Asparagus
- 10 medium-size shiitake mushrooms
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- a teaspoon coriander powder
- one teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- Salt to taste
Directions How to Cook Asparagus on Stovetop:
- Wash and quarter the mushrooms into four pieces.
- Wash and break the asparagus where the softest part ends. Throw away the hard end.
- Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan.
- Put in the chopped garlic and let it become brown.
- Put in cumin, coriander, and turmeric powder.
- Immediately after that put in the mushroom and asparagus and salt and mix well.
- Cover and cook for 10 minutes on a low flame.
Just learn how to cook asparagus on the stove and you can use shitake or button mushrooms, your choice!
Why bother learning how to cook asparagus?
Asparagus is so amazing, it deserves its own post praising the remarkable asparagus health benefits.
For now, let it suffice to say that asparagus is full of vitamins and minerals.
Especially vitamins A, C, and E, and super plentiful in A. (Eatingwell.com)
Asparagus is a rich source of glutathione that helps break down carcinogens.
And asparagus is a natural diuretic for edema and high blood pressure.
This vegetable is full of nutrition and antioxidant power¹.
Don’t eat dinner without it!
If you dislike asparagus, like I once did, learn how to cook asparagus on the stovetop, the Nepali way!