Wondering how to cook asparagus on the stove? Renowned Southern chef Edna Lewis knew that cooking the stalky vegetable in a skillet concentrates its flavor rather than diluting it, as steaming or boiling can. This recipe, adapted from her iconic Taste of Country Cooking, requires little seasoning, making it a quick and easy side dish. This stovetop asparagus recipe requires very few ingredients and seasonings, making it a quick and easy side dish to cook and enjoy within minutes.
- 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 lb. asparagus, fibrous bottoms snapped off
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper