- stainless steel saucepan with lid
Adapted from JP’s Asparagus Ragout recipe from Essential Pepin. JP does a similar delicious and fast treatment for broccoli on page 124 of his other book More Fast Food My Way.
|Snap the bottom of each asparagus to find its natural breaking point. Trim the ends to make them even, then cut the asparagus to size.|
|Boil water and olive oil together in a stainless steel saucepan. Add asparagus and bring to a boil. Cover and boil for 2 1/2 minutes on high. There should be 2 to 3 tablespoons of water left behind; add water or reduce as needed.|
|Then add butter and salt and boil for about 1 minute. Stir 1 to 2 times. Taste and season with additional salt only if needed. Serve immediately.|