Asparagus for Mom and Dad

Teriyaki Garlic AsparagusMy husband is not a fan of asparagus. The only asparagus I ate growing up came from a can. I found some beautiful asparagus tips at the store the other day and just felt inspired to try and make something tasty. I love a challenge!

I called this side dish Asparagus for Mom and Dad for several reasons. It is so simple and tasty, you won’t want to share; using only half a pound makes 2 perfect servings; and it is a touch spicy from the garlic and pepper flakes. Very enjoyable! I enjoy how there can be a real depth of flavor from so few components. Tangy, garlicky, salty, spicy. My husband even ate it!


  • 1/2 lb Asparagus Tips, Rinsed Well
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1.5 Tbsp Teriyaki
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/8 cup Sweet White Wine


Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook your minced garlic, teriyaki and red pepper flakes over medium heat until the garlic starts sizzling, about 1 minute. Add your asparagus and toss with tongs to coat. Cook, stirring or tossing occasionally until the liquid has disappeared.

Now you can de-glaze your pan with the wine and cover to allow the asparagus to steam for about 5 minutes. Remove the cover and allow the sauce to reduce until nearly gone. Plate and eat. My mouth is watering remembering! Maybe I need to head to the store again.


Well, I haven’t tried this with the kids, but my husband and I loved it. 5 of 5

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