Think bold Caesar-salad flavors meet asparagus. This preparation will kick you in the taste buds with assertive garlic, spicy red pepper and rich, salty anchovy. Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add asparagus, water and anchovy; cook, stirring often, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 5

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  • to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; 6.4 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 8 mg cholesterol; 467 mg sodium. 270 mg potassium; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 4.5 g protein; 1172 IU vitamin a iu; 10 mg vitamin c; 167 mcg folate; 34 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 17 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I tried this recipe because I had a tube of anchovie paste in my fridge and wanted to use it. The recipe turned out to be quite delicious. I think I may actually buy the paste again just to make asparagus this way! Bethany Wellington FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This is our favorite way of preparing asparagus. Don't let the anchovies put you off - adds a nutty flavor not at all fishy. You can buy wonderful asparagus now year round. Sandra Plano TX Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
A new way to make asparagus for me. I love the salty garlic flavor! Sara Colchester VT Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I made this recipe because my husband loves anchovies but hates asparagus. So I thought I could disguise the asparagus with the anchovy paste. Not only did he eat this dish but he even enjoyed it! I will make this dish again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
Just say 'yes' to anchovies! The last few times we've made asparagus we kept it plain and simple. This recipe was a refreshing and delicious new way to make asparagus! This was the first time I've used anchovies/anchovy paste in a recipe and I cannot wait to try it in another recipe-maybe pasta next time. The only thing we did differently was double the garlic because we can't seem to get enough of the stuff. Pros: Garlic salty flavor simple and quick vegetable side dish Read More