Thursday, April 7, 2011

Asparagus with Lemon and Butter

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Asparagus with Lemon Butter
~ from the Sense of Home Kitchen, adapted from Gourmet, April 2004~
Serves 4 to 6

2 pounds medium to large asparagus
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Rinse asparagus and break stem where it naturally snaps off.  Place asparagus in steamer and steam for approximately 5 minutes until it is bright green and just tender.  Toss with butter and lemon juice, sprinkle with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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