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Here’s the thing about asparagus: it’s not in season for very long. So when spring arrives, and the stalks finally appear at market, I feel like I should be eating them all the time. After about the fifth night of steaming it (in the span of two weeks), I decided a change was in order. Wine, butter and onions certainly couldn’t hurt, could they? Of course not.

  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5-6 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (optional)

Rinse the asparagus and trim the base off of each stalk. Chop into small pieces, then place in a bowl and set aside. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the onions and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes over medium heat. Add the wine, and allow it to cook down for a few minutes. Then add one cup of water and the asparagus. Simmer for about 6-7 minutes, until the asparagus is cooked. Drain some of the excess liquid, and top with salt, pepper and the cheese.

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