A member of the lily family, asparagus promotes a healthy cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal health, is a natural diuretic and actually helps fight birth defects in pregnant women. It is an excellent source of vitamin K, the B vitamin foliate, vitamin C and vitamin A.
¼ bunch Asparagus, trimmed
1 clove Garlic, cut in half
Salt & Pepper
- Put a large pot of water on high heat, bring to a boil.
- Trim the ends of the asparagus. If asparagus is woody, you can peel the ends.
- Once water is boiling, submerge the asparagus into the boiling water for 30-60 seconds or until they are bright green. Immediately remove them from the boiling water and plunge into an ice bath until cool. Once cool, remove and dry on paper towels. Make sure they are dry before moving onto the next step.
- Heat a large skillet/ griddle/ grill on medium/high heat. Once hot, rub with garlic & add olive oil, then asparagus. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roll asparagus to cook evenly. Cook until tender.