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Sauteed Asparagus with Lemon

Try this side with seared steak, roasted lamb or chicken.

  • servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 bunches asparagus (14 ounces each), ends trimmed
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 wide strips lemon zest
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon


  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium. Add asparagus, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp-tender, 10 to 15 minutes, depending on thickness. Add lemon zest and cook 1 minute. Add lemon juice, toss to coat, and serve warm.

Everyday Food, June 2010