Finally Getting Fit

Sweet Asparagus

Posted on: October 4, 2010

Since beginning this journey to fitness I have tried many new and interesting recipes.  I love a lot of food (one of the reasons I need to get fit) but I don’t cook a lot.

Since January I have roasted brussel sprouts, made eggplant chips, roasted beets, steamed an artichoke and now I’ve cooked asparagus.  I’ve eaten asparagus before I just never cooked it before.

I found the recipe on


2-3 T butter or margarine

2 T brown sugar

1C chicken broth (I use low sodium, 99% fat free)

Fresh asparagus

(I did not use the orange zest recommended in the recipe)

1 In a skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved.

2 Add asparagus; saute for 2 minutes.

3 Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil.

4 Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.

5 Remove asparagus to a serving dish and keep warm.

6 Cook sauce, uncovered, until reduced by half.

7 Pour sauce over warmed asparagus and serve immediately.

For step 4 I cooked the asparagus for only 5 minutes and it was too long. It’s not crunchy anymore and the Coach called it slimy but he doesn’t like green veggies anyway. It makes a LOT of sauce so next time I make it I’m going to cut that part in half.

I’ll be having this tonight with Chicken fajita mix that the Coach is cooking.

Do you like asparagus? What’s your favorite method of cooking? Sauce or no Sauce?


2 Responses to "Sweet Asparagus"

Sounds delish!!!
I am going to def keep this one! and give it a try real soon

Sounds good! I never would have thought of using sugar when cooking asparagus! We like to make it with a little olive oil or butter (usually no more than about 1 T if that) and saute it in a skillet or grill pan. Then we just add a bit of salt and pepper and a squeeze of lemon (or toasted sesame seeds). It’s easier to keep it crunchy that way and even the sweetie likes it – he wasn’t a huge “green things” fan when we first met either.

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