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Steamed Asparagus--Foodnetwork.Com Recipe

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Submitted by ginajmu

Makes 4 servings



Steamed Asparagus with Lemon Butter

Recipe Ingredients for Steamed Asparagus--foodnetwork.com

1/2 pound fresh asparagus
1 Salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Recipe Directions for Steamed Asparagus--foodnetwork.com

  1. Wash asparagus and trim off bottom of stems by about 2 inches. In a large skillet, bring about 1/2 inch of water to a rapid boil. Season the water with salt and add the asparagus. Cook the asparagus for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and just tender. Drain the asparagus and add butter to the skillet. Stir in the zest and juice. Return the drained asparagus to the skillet and toss to coat. Serve immediately

  2. Variation: After the asparagus is drained, refresh immediately in a bowl of ice water. This will help the asparagus to retain the bright green color. Serve the asparagus cold with vinaigrette.

Categories

Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 68.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
63
Calories from Fat
52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2.9g
15%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
81mg
3%
Potassium
122mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
2.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.2g
5%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
1.3g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 2% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in iron
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in saturated fat
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