Steamed Asparagus

Butter, salt, pepper and lemon are all of the ingredients you need to make easy-to-steam asparagus.

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Serving size: 3
Calories per serving: 41

1 pound medium asparagus, stalks trimmed and peeled
1 to 2 tablespoons butter melted
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, cut into wedges

Pour about 1-inch of water into a large saucepan, and set up a collapsible steamer inside. Bring the water to boil, lay the asparagus in the steamer, cover, and steam until crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a heated serving dish, drizzle with the butter, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with lemon and serve immediately.

Cook's Note: You may finish the asparagus with the grated zest of a small lemon, a tablespoon of unsalted butter, and a teaspoon of minced flat-leaf parsley leaves, instead of the oil.


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