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asparagus with lemon butter glaze

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Susan Feliciano
Oak Ridge, TN

This is a recipe I developed after tasting a frozen version. The frozen version was good, but I prefer cooking with fresh vegetables, especially asparagus. This sauce could be used with almost any vegetable.

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus with lemon butter glaze

  • 1 lb
    fresh asparagus
  • 1/4 c
  • 1/2
    lemon, juice and zest
  • salt and pepper
  • bacon bits for topping (optional)

How To Make asparagus with lemon butter glaze

  • 1
    Break tough stems off root end of asparagus. Cut asparagus into pieces about 1 1/4 inch long.
  • 2
    Heat 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.
  • 3
    Squeeze 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.