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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2006


Recipe Summary

15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

  • to 6 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 4.5g 9% DV; carbohydrates 6.1g 2% DV; dietary fiber 2.4g 9% DV; sugars 1.5g; fat 6.4g 10% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 4% DV; cholesterol 7.5mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 1171.8IU 23% DV; vitamin c 10mg 17% DV; folate 166.8mcg 42% DV; calcium 33.7mg 3% DV; iron 1.1mg 6% DV; magnesium 16.9mg 6% DV; potassium 269.8mg 8% DV; sodium 466.5mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 19% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
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
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
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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
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A new way to make asparagus for me. I love the salty garlic flavor! Sara Colchester VT Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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