- Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 pound medium or jumbo asparagus, trimmed
- Unsalted butter
Bring 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large skillet. Add asparagus in one layer. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes for medium and 7 minutes for jumbo. Drain, and transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and top with a pat of butter.
SourceMartha Stewart Living Television, April 2001