Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter

Vicki Butts (lazyme)


A simple but elegant way to serve asparagus. This can also be prepared one day ahead. From Bon Appetit, Keep It Simple cookbook.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
20 Min
Stove Top


  • 8 Tbsp
    unsalted butter (1 stick) room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp
    finely chopped shallots
  • 1 large
    garlic cloved, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    grated lemon peel
  • 2 lb
    asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 c
    sliced almonds

How to Make Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy small skillet over low heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour into medium bowl. Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, parsley, lemon juice and peel to shallot mixture and whisk to blend. Season with salt and pepper. Steam asparagus until crisp-tender. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover butter mixture and asparagus separately; chill).
  2. Place butter mixture in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and cook until butter browns, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Divide asparagus among plates.

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About Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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