Some of you might remember Sara’s post from a few weeks ago where she did a video with Good Bite demonstrating her Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pastry Pockets. In addition to the Real Women of Philly series, we’ve been working with Good Bite on a series called Real Fast Food. Basically, it’s this fabulous concept that you can make something delicious at home quickly and with just a few ingredients.
I’m telling you this story because I want you guys to know that I FULLY endorse this recipe. It is so good. I don’t feel like I had to sacrifice flavor to make it and it’s something I’m 100% proud to put on our blog. I also feel like it’s something fancy and bistro-ish–like something you could serve to your boss or your in-laws and they’d think you were a culinary genius. So the fact that you can make it in less than 15 minutes and that it has 5 ingredients (oil, salt, and pepper don’t count, before some smart aleck calls me out… :) ) is just icing on the cake, right?
4 tablespoons of salted butter
8 cloves of garlic, minced and peeled and minced
1/4 cup of sage, chopped
1 pound of asparagus, trimmed of woody stems
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cook the ravioli according to package directions. While the pasta is cooking, heat about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the asparagus and cook until it is tender-crisp. Season the asparagus with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer the asparagus to a serving dish and place the dish in an oven set to 160 degrees.
In a smaller skillet, cook the butter over medium heat, stirring frequently, until it becomes light brown and fragrant; it will start to smell like caramel. Add the chopped garlic and sage and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is tender and fragrant. Toss the cooked pasta with the brown butter sauce and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with the side of asparagus.
Tip: To cut down on how many dishes you have to wash, you can wipe the larger skillet out with a paper towel after cooking the asparagus; just be careful not to burn the butter and garlic in the larger skillet.