Published March 1, 2007.
A hot pan and complementary vegetables turn asparagus into a lively side dish.
We had previously discovered how to successfully pan-roast asparagus, but sometimes asparagus by itself is not a robust-enough side dish.
We wanted to add other vegetables in the same skillet, even though the pan was already crowded.
The answer was to divide and conquer. We cooked the accent vegetable first, removed it from the pan, and then wiped the pan clean. The asparagus could then be cooked on its own in the now-empty pan, plated, and garnished with the other vegetables.list of recipes