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lemony asparagus steamed in a paper bag

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

This is the best tasting asparagus I have ever had. The asparagus is softened but still crisp. Bright green and a very tasty lemony flavor.

serves 2-4
prep time 5 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Steam

Ingredients For lemony asparagus steamed in a paper bag

  • 1 lb
    fresh asparagus tough ends trimmed
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 1/2
    lemon sliced thinly
  • 1
    bay leaf

How To Make lemony asparagus steamed in a paper bag

  • 1
    Preheat oven 350 degrees. Throw the asparagus in a large lunch paper bag. Sprinkle the asparagus with salt.
  • 2
    Throw in the lemon slices and bay leaf. Close the bag folding it over serveral times. Drizzle the olive oil over the outside of the bag so it don't burn.
  • 3
    Place on a baking sheet and place in oven for 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Remove from oven and carefully rip open the bag and drop the asparagus onto a plate. Drizzle with more olive oil and salt if desired.
  • 5
    Discard the lemon and bay leaf

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