Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
11 Mins
Total Time
11 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)

Toasted walnuts lend a delightful, nutty crunch to Pan-Charred Asparagus. it's a quick and easy side and a nice change-up to roasted asparagus.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat a medium, heavy skillet (not nonstick) over high heat for 2 minutes.

Step 2

Coat pan with cooking spray. Immediately add asparagus pieces to pan, shaking them into a single layer; cook, without stirring, 2 minutes or until asparagus is very lightly charred. Cook asparagus 5 more minutes or until crisp-tender and evenly charred, tossing occasionally.

Step 3

Remove pan from heat. Let asparagus rest 1 minute. Add walnut oil; toss to coat asparagus pieces. Add lemon juice; toss. Turn on heat if necessary to evaporate most of liquid. Sprinkle asparagus with tarragon and salt; toss. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

tpetricini's Review

July 15, 2014
This was pretty good. I love it mainly because of the technique!

MegPug's Review

March 29, 2014
Great easy quick recipe! Nice change of pace from our typical roasted asparagus. I happened to have Hazelnut oil so I used that instead, and candied walnuts instead of plain (again, on hand). Love the tarragon!