Asparagus with Anchovies & Garlic

Asparagus with Anchovies & Garlic

4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons anchovy paste, or 1 anchovy fillet, minced

 

Heat large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and crushed red pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is fragrant, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add asparagus, water and anchovy; cook, stirring often, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes.