Fresh Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

Fresh Asparagus With Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

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1 1/2 lb
fresh asparagus
1/4 lb
3 Tbsp
lemon juice concentrate
1 Tbsp
chopped parsley
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp
hot sauce of your choice

How to Make Fresh Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce


  • 1Select fresh asparagus for crispness and young tender pencil sized stalks are ideal.
  • 2Wash asparagus under cold running water.
  • 3Snap off the lower end of each stalk with your fingers, letting the stalk break where it wants to.
  • 4This will leave only the tender portion of the asparagus; young tender stalks can be cooked in a steamer for 5-7 minutes, the more mature stalks for 7-10 minutes.
  • 5DO NOT OVERCOOK asparagus--it will lose flavor and nutrients if overcooked.
  • 6Prior to cooking the asparagus, prepare the lemon butter sauce.
  • 7This is enough sauce for 1 to 1-1/2 pounds of asparagus.
  • 8Combine the butter, lemon juice, parsley, salt and pepper sauce in a small saucepan and heat until hot--DO NOT BOIL.
  • 9Pour the heated sauce over the cooked asparagus and serve.

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About Fresh Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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