Spicy Asparagus Spears

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Spicy Asparagus SpearsRecipe
Photo: Wendell Webber
Spice up seasonal asparagus with red pepper flakes for a versatile side dish.
Makes 4 servings


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1 pound trimmed asparagus
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 peeled and thinly sliced garlic cloves
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste


Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until just tender. Drain.

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Sauté the garlic cloves until softened but not browned. Add the asparagus and sprinkle with salt and red pepper flakes. Sauté 2 to 3 minutes.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calcium 17 mg
Calories 45
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Carbohydrate 3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 4 g
Fiber 1 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 1 mg
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 8 mg