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Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

Yummy greens with a zesty sauce
Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
Maryse Chevriere/The Daily Meal

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


  • 1 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


Step 1: In a large pan over medium heat, add the asparagus with 1/4 cup 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. 

Step 2: When the asparagus is cooked and the water has evaporated (if it hasn't completely and the vegetables are at desired doneness, simply drain), add in 2 tablespoons butter and juice from 1 lemon. Mix together and sauté for an additional minute.

Step 3: Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with lemon zest to serve.