Asparagus With Shallots

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 4,Yield: 1.5lbs asparagus
  • About This Recipe

    “This is an adopted recipe I have not yet tried.”


  • 1 1/2 lbsasparagus
  • 1dashsalt
  • 3teaspoons peanut oil (Fragrant) or 3teaspoonsolive oil
  • 2shallots, peeled and minced
  • 1dashparsley, Finely chopped
  • Directions

  • Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
  • If asparagus is thick, old or tough, peel bottoms.
  • Add asparagus to pan of boiling salted water.
  • Boil gently until cooked–bright green and tender–but still firm, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  • Remove; drain on towel; put on platter and drizzle with oil, lifting spears to coat.
  • Sprinkle with shallots and parsley.
  • Salt slightly.
  • Reviews

  • “Very good. I left out the olives. Sauted the shallots in the oil, added the salt, parsley, and a T shredded parmesan. Great asparagus!”

  • “Very Good!”

  • “This was very good. Thank you for posting!”

  • “I steamed the asparagus instead of boiling – I like the results much better.I too sautéed the shallots with a bit of finely diced garlic in olive oil – squeezed a lemon slice over the asparagus then added the shallots on top.Very tasty”

  • “Easy – nice results. The recipe does not clarify if you put raw shallots on theasparagus or if you saute them – I sauted them. I used Walnut oil instead of peanut oil – nice result. Watch you don’t overcook the asparagus, try them crunchy you Thanks Zaar for a good recipe “

  • “I used 2T olive oil, sauteed the shallotsin it, and added a little more salt.Very good.”