Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Pray how does your asparagus perform?"
-John Adams, second President of the United States, writing to his wife Abigail Adams

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Pan grilled veggies are quick and easy. They are great for you and have almost no calories. If you don't like asparagus, try pan-grilled broccoli or leeks.


Pan Grilled Asparagus

Servings: 2 | Serving size: 4 ounces asparagus

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep fairly well if chilled immediately.

Pan Grilled Asparagus recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 quart water
  • 8 ounces asparagus spears
  • 2 quarts ice water
  • spray olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Cut the woody ends off the base of the asparagus spears.

Heat 1 quart of water in a shallow pan over medium-high heat. The water should never come to a full boil.

Place the asparagus in the water and cook for about 5 - 7 minutes until the spears begin to lose their firmness.

Remove and place the ice water. When the asparagus is cooled, remove it from the water and drain.

Place a large non-stick skillet (or roasting pan) in the oven and preheat to 400°F.

When the pan is hot, add the asparagus, spray lightly with olive oil and sprinkle the salt over the top.

Cook for about 5 minutes and toss the asparagus to coat well. Make sure that all sides come in contact with the pan.

The asparagus will take 10 to 15 minutes total cooking time and should be tossed every 3 - 5 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces asparagus

Servings: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories 23 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
Vitamin K 47mcg Potassium 230mg
Magnesium 16 mg