Asparagus With Mushrooms And Thyme
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
1 lb. Asparagus, trimmed
1 1/2 Tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. Olive oil
2 oz. Fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp. thyme (or 1/2 tsp. dried)
Fresh ground pepper to taste
Bring an inch of water to boil in a skillet with a teaspoon of salt. Have a large bowl of ice water standing by in the sink.
Add the asparagus to the boiling water and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until barely tender but still firm. With a skimmer or tongs, remove the spears to the ice water. When the asparagus has cooled, drain and set aside until you're ready to finish the dish.
Heat butter and oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until butter stops foaming. Add mushrooms, asparagus, thyme, and sea salt and pepper to taste. Stir until the mushrooms are wilted and the asparagus is just heated through, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Adapted from: Tantillo and Gugino, Eat Fresh, Stay Healthy