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asparagus with lemon butter

Recipe by
Robyn Bruce
Linglestown, PA

I can't get enough asparagus when it's in season. This dish is really simple to make. I sometimes add about 1/4 tsp. of Dijon mustard to the mixture for a little extra added flavor, though the recipe doesn't call for it.

prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For asparagus with lemon butter

  • 2 to 2-1/2 lb
  • 2 Tbsp
    bottled or fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine
  • lemon wedges for garnish

How To Make asparagus with lemon butter

  • 1
    Wash and trim asparagus. Cook in boiling water just until tender, about 10-12 minutes. (or steam it)
  • 2
    Combine lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. Heat until bubbly.
  • 3
    Gradually add the remaining butter, stirring until blended.
  • 4
    Drain asparagus. Arrange on a platter.
  • 5
    Spoon the lemon butter over the asparagus, as little or as much as you like.
  • 6
    Garnish with lemon wedges.