Mr. Food: Lemon Chive Asparagus

What You’ll Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (see Note)

What to Do

  1. In a large skillet over high heat, bring water and salt to a boil.
  2. Add asparagus; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Drain and arrange on a serving platter.
  3. In the same skillet over medium-high, melt butter. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix well then pour over asparagus. Serve immediately.

Notes

  • Why not garnish the platter with slices of fresh lemon? And, if you don’t have fresh chives, 1 teaspoon of freeze-dried chives can be substituted for 1 tablespoon of minced fresh.
  • One of the many reasons we love spring is because it’s asparagus season! We’ve included this collection of some of our favorites, so check ’em out!

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