Slightly crisp and spicy stovetop asparagus is an easy side dish favorite! With five simple ingredients and twenty minutes time, you can whip up a flavorful and zingy vegetable dish with a customizable spice level.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 12minutes
Cook Time 8minutes
Total Time 20minutes
Servings 4side dish servings
2tspsriracha,more or less to taste
Heat oven to 400 degrees F and place a cast iron pan into the oven until it's hot. Trim about 1" from the ends of the asparagus and discard.
Remove pan from the oven (carefully - using oven mitts!) and place on stovetop over medium-high heat. Place asparagus in a single layer on the bottom of the pan and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle your preferred amount of sriracha over asparagus.
Cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until the asparagus has browned on the bottom. Using tongs, flip the asparagus to the other side until it has browned, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
Ideally you want to keep the asparagus in a single layer so it cooks evenly, so depending on the size of your bunch you may need to cook the asparagus in two shifts (or use a very large cast iron pan).