Gather your ingredients
Snap off tough woody ends good asparagus should give a satisfying snap when broken.
The asparagus with ends snapped off are now ready for washing, they should be pretty uniform in length. Wash gently in clear cold water.
Wash asparagus in cold water drain briefly, but catch a good portion of the water with your sauté pan lid.
Dump the captured water and asparagus in hot (between medium and medium high) pan with oil cover immediately and give the pan a good shake holding the lid in place.
Shake the pan every 15 seconds or so. Total cooking time about 2 min.
Add Soy Sauce and shake pan to coat asparagus, remove lid and add Pine nuts cook an additional minute or so.
When Pine Nuts begin to brown remove from heat and serve immediately.
Pair with your favorite Spring protein and a salad. Bon appetite!