Saturday, August 11, 2012

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Lightly sauteed broccoli and asparagus tossed with just a dab of butter and a sprinkle of parmesan was a very simple side dish for our dinner a few nights ago. Along with the Brown Butter Skillet Corn and some Chipotle Chicken, this was a meal that the whole family enjoyed.

Sauteed Broccoli and Asparagus with Parmesan
(printable recipe)

1 small head of broccoli or 2 cups broccoli florets, stem sliced thin and included if desired
1/2 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2" pieces
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
kosher salt, to taste
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons parmesan, finely grated

In a large skillet over medium high heat, warm the oil. Add the broccoli and asparagus and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Let cook, tossing constantly, for about 5-6 minutes. You want the vegetables to turn bright green and stay fairly crisp while barely softening from the heat. Add the butter to the bottom of the skillet and toss quickly to coat the pieces. Remove from the heat and sprinkle with Parmesan before serving. Enjoy!

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  1. Nothing beats asparagus - but adding broccoli in would be terrific!

  2. This sounds out of this world. I'm guilty of the old throw some chopped broccoli into the microwave for 2 minutes kind of side dish. I'm slapping myself now.

  3. What a great recipe! I also like the other 2 dishes you also paired with it. This is going on a weekly menu!

  4. I've never thought about mixing the two together but I really like the idea of that, since they have complimentary woody flavors.

  5. Sauteed broccoli is one of my favorites! This looks great!

  6. Every man loves broccoli and a tidbit of asparagus is always welcome. ;-)