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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 2
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.8
  • Total Fat: 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.5 mg
  • Sodium: 213.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 7.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 6.8 g

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Crisp Asparagus Spears with a Flavourful Lemon Butter Sauce

Submitted by: CURVES_N_CURLS

Introduction

Oh goodness - this was some GOOD asparagus! A little fatty for everyday, but worth the extra as a treat. Try serving with my "Simply Smashed Red Potatoes" recipe (it's on here), and a chicken breast or salmon fillet! [Created 2008-03-04.] Oh goodness - this was some GOOD asparagus! A little fatty for everyday, but worth the extra as a treat. Try serving with my "Simply Smashed Red Potatoes" recipe (it's on here), and a chicken breast or salmon fillet! [Created 2008-03-04.]
Number of Servings: 2

Ingredients

    * 1/2 lb. (before trimming) Fresh Asparagus Spears [This was sixteen 7 - 7 1/2" spears for me, but it will vary of course!]

    * 1 1/2 tbsp. Butter, salted [I only put 1 tbsp. in the tracker because there is EASILY 1/2 tbsp. butter left in the skillet --- so if 1 1/2 tbsp. sounds like a lot for two servings, don't worry --- lots of it drains off the finished asparagus!]
    * Juice from 1/2 of a Fresh Lemon
    * Fresh-ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste [NOT included in nutritional information!!!]

    * 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated / finely shredded

Directions

1. Trim the woody bottoms from the asparagus (About an inch or so... Bend and cut where it snaps off!) and cook in a large pot of salted boiling water for 2 minutes only.
2. Meanwhile, melt the butter over low-to-medium heat in a small skillet; add the lemon juice, then add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Drain the asparagus and place in the skillet with the lemon butter sauce. Let it sizzle a wee bit, and heat through, tossing to coat the asparagus spears well.
4. Plate the asparagus, and sprinkle 1/8 cup (2 tbsp.) of the Parmesan cheese on each serving. This recipe makes 2 servings, about 8 spears per serving (+/-). Serve at once. Enjoy! :)

Number of Servings: 2

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CURVES_N_CURLS.






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