When simply flavored with a touch of butter and lemon, fresh vegetables can really shine.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Bring 2 inches salted water to a boil in a wide (10-inch) saucepan or skillet.

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  • Place asparagus in saucepan; cook until just tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well in a colander.

  • Return asparagus to pan; toss with butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice; season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

To trim asparagus, snap off the tough ends with your hands; the stalks will automatically break at the tender part.

Reviews (1)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: Unrated
03/17/2008
Extremely easy and elegant. Perfect spring vegetable.