Asparagus With Lemon Butter Glaze
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- 1 lb
- fresh asparagus
- 1/4 c
- lemon, juice and zest
- salt and pepper
- bacon bits for topping (optional)
1Break tough stems off root end of asparagus. Cut asparagus into pieces about 1 1/4 inch long.
2Heat butter over medium-low heat in saute pan until melted. Adjust heat down as necessary to prevent butter from browning. Saute asparagus in the butter about 5-7 minutes, until tender-crisp.
3Squeeze the juice of the lemon over the asparagus, cover, and remove from heat. Let sit 2-3 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. May top with a little grated lemon zest if desired. Also good topped with a tablespoon or two of bacon bits.