Asparagus makes a flavorful accompaniment to meat dishes, salads, soups and casseroles. It's healthy, too; half cup of frozen asparagus, which is a typical serving size, contains 30 percent of your daily recommended vitamin C amount, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Fresh asparagus is available in most grocery stores all year, but if you can’t find fresh, frozen is a suitable alternative.
Select a bag of frozen asparagus that has already been cut into tips and pieces. Cut your own asparagus into 1/2-inch tips and pieces prior to freezing if you freeze your own.
Heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
Add the frozen asparagus pieces to the skillet and and stir constantly with a spatula for three to five minutes, or until the asparagus is tender but still slightly crisp.
Remove the skillet from the heat and scoop the asparagus out onto a plate with your spatula to serve.
Add a few inches of water to a pot, and place a steamer basket inside. Place the pot and basket on your stovetop over high heat and bring the water to a boil.
Place the frozen asparagus into the basket and place a lid on top of the pot.
Steam the asparagus for a few minutes, until firm but tender.
Remove the pot from the heat and use tongs to remove the asparagus from the steamer basket. Serve immediately.