Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Scrumptious Asparagus

Oooh la la...I love asparagus. I nearly always roast it, but decided I needed to try something new today. I played around with some ingredients I had onhand, and truthfully, am quite pleased with the results. My kids, who are merely asparagus tolerators even gave it two thumbs up.

Scrumptious Asparagus
1 bunch asparagus, sliced into 1" pieces (skinny asparagus - none of the thick stuff)
1/4 c. red onion, diced
1 tsp. olive oil
1/3 c. sundried tomatoes, packed in olive oil, and chopped
1/4 c. feta cheese
1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
salt and pepper

Heat oil in skillet. Add asparagus, onion, and tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and asparagus slightly brown. Add 1/4 c. water to skillet, cover, and cook until asparagus is done (around 4 minutes?). Remove lid, and add feta and basil, plus salt and pepper to taste. Toasted pine nuts would also be really tasty, I would think...but I was out of those. Let me know if you try it with them, and if you think it works!