Boiled asparagus is a simple, delicious side dish that goes with just about any main, especially during the spring. Try it with your favorite steak or chicken recipe.
Bring 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large skillet. Add asparagus in one layer. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes for medium and 7 minutes for jumbo. Drain, and transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with a pat of butter.