Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine

Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine – Asparagus spears sauteed with almonds, red onions and lemon slices.

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You guys! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Since everyone is welcome to be Irish today, for the next 24-hours you can call me Katherine McPetrovska! That’s just the way I like to roll on this special day. 😉

Kidding aside, I’ve always LOVED those “Mc” last names. “O-to the power of apostrophe” ain’t so bad, either.

Soooo, are you drunk, yet?! I know it’s Monday, but it’s St. Paddy’s – you’re celebrating a Saint, and that is all that counts. Even if it means being hammered on a Monday… by noon.

I was thinking about making you a Guinness Chocolate Cake, but his is waaaaay better than what I have. Then I thought about a “copycat” Shamrock Shake, but when hers looks this good?! I let it be.

Therefore, I decided to still go with something green, but not before a game of eeny meeny miney moe. Eeny-Meeny makes a lot of the decisions around here.

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If this dish sounds devastatingly close to that other almondine-vegetable-thing…well, then, I guess it is. But, really, it’s not. It’s Asparagus. My thing with green beans is that they are too, umm, how shall I say, boring. Yeah. They are boring. Just straight and smooth. However, with asparagus, there’s texture! And a whole lot more flavor! Agree?!

On top of that, once you add all these other great ingredients, like lemon and red onions, this side dish goes from very.good to super.delicious!

Not sure about you, but I love pan roasted veggies tossed with a bit of salt, pepper and some olive oil. That makes me happy. Simple food is da bomb. Sometimes I even throw a handful of crumbled feta. And bacon. Yah, bacon is where it’s at. Put bacon on it… people will fall in love with you, quickly!

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ENJOY!

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Pan Roasted Asparagus Almondine
 
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Fresh asparagus spears sauteed with almonds, red onions and lemon slices.
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lemon
  • 1-pound asparagus spears, rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Cut lemon in half.
  3. Slice one-half of lemon into 4 slices; juice the other half and set aside.
  4. Add asparagus spears, onions, and lemon slices to the frying pan.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, and cook on medium-high for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  6. Add sliced almonds and continue to cook for 2 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
  7. Remove from heat.
  8. Toss with reserved lemon juice. (optional)
  9. Serve.
Notes
RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Howie!! I guess as a Vegetarian your choices are limited. 😉 Stating the obvious. hehe However, I have had this with fettuccine pasta and it was really good. I cut up the asparagus spears into about 2-inches in length and just tossed everything together, including all the other veggies. I didn’t use any other sauce – just the flavors and oils from the pan where I cooked the asparagus. If you try it, let me know how you liked it! Thank you, Howie!! Have an awesome day!

  1. says

    I love pan roasted asparagus and have roasted them with pecans, but never almond. that sounds wonderful. In fact, everything about your recipe sounds wonderful!

  2. Laura says

    Hi Katerina! Can I ask about your grill pan? Where did you get it, how do you use it, etc etc! I’ve seen something similar recently in a Pampered Chef catalogue that I think my man would l-o-v-e. He goes gaga over grilling but living in bitterly cold Ontario has definitely pushed our BBQ season late this year! I thought a grill pan type thing might be a neat idea. The Pampered Chef one is quite pricey but I wouldn’t mind if I know it’s worth it!

    PS – this makes me want asparagus, ASAP. How do I have none in my fridge right now?! I’m dying …

  3. says

    This is an awesome idea for some delicious asparagus! I love this idea…I’m a big fan of lemon and almonds, so it’s great idea to make asparagus even better. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Hi Julia!! :-)

      Thanks SO much for your compliments! I don’t use anything fancy – I have the lens that came with my Canon, which is the 18-55mm, and I have a canon 50mm-1.8. Lately I’ve been using the 50mm more often just because I feel like I have more control.

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