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Asparagus Spears with Lemon-Tarragon Butter

Prep time 13 mins
Cook time 3 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/4 of asparagus)
Substitute fresh thyme for fresh tarragon if you prefer. The herb butter can also be served over baked fish fillets.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus spears
  • 2 tablespoons light butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 42
  • fat 1.0 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 307 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 21 %
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • calcium 28 mg

How to Make It

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus.

  2. Cook asparagus in boiling water in a large skillet 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Drain well, and return asparagus to pan.

  3. Add butter and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat 2 minutes; toss gently to coat.

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