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Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Fried Capers

1
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
10 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Pan-crisped capers take 2 minutes to prep and add tangy dimension to this simple side dish. Toasted pine nuts further dial up the crunch—and impart just enough nutty richness to balance the tart finishing touch of fresh lemon.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Uncooked asparagus

1 pound(s), trimmed

Olive oil

2 tsp(s)

Capers

2 tbsp(s), drained and patted dry

Table salt

tsp(s)

Pine nuts

1 tbsp(s), toasted

Lemon(s)

½ medium, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Coat a 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the asparagus and cook until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the oil over medium-high. Add the capers and cook until crispy, about 2 minutes, stirring. (The capers might spatter as they cook.)
  3. Arrange the asparagus on a platter and season with the salt. Sprinkle with the capers and pine nuts. Garnish with the lemon slices.
  4. Yields about 5 garnished asparagus per serving.