Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce

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Sautéed Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce
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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Ready in
20 m
3
Servings
79
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 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

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
8g
12%
Sugar
0.9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Protein
0.8g
1.7%
Carbs
3g
1%
Vitamin A
74µg
8%
Vitamin C
12mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.6%
Vitamin K
11µg
13%
Calcium
15mg
1%
Fiber
1g
4%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
15µg
4%
Iron
0.6mg
3.6%
Magnesium
6mg
1%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.3%
Phosphorus
18mg
3%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
79mg
2%
Sodium
168mg
7%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
0.2mg
1%