Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
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Asparagus

Maryse Chevriere

Asparagus

This quick and easy seasonal side dish would make a great accompaniment to grilled steak or pork chops.

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Ingredients

  • bunch asparagus (about 20 spears), trimmed
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • 2  Tablespoons  unsalted butter
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

In a large pan over medium heat, add the asparagus and water and sauté for about 8 minutes, or until tender. Be sure to mix the asparagus around in the pan occasionally to cook evenly on all sides. 

 

When the asparagus are cooked and the water has evaporated (if it hasn't completely and the vegetables are at desired doneness, simply drain), add in the butter and juice from 1 lemon. Mix together and sauté for an additional minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with lemon zest to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
5g
4%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
22µg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
19mg
2%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
52mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
38mg
3%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Sautéed Asparagus Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Sautéed Asparagus Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook each type separately and then combine.