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Asparagus Amandine

Yield Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

How to Make It

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook asparagus in boiling salted water to cover in a large skillet 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.

  2. Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; add almonds, and sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Add asparagus and red bell pepper; cook 3 to 5 minutes. Toss with lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and serve immediately.