Asparagus with Lemon Butter

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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Garnish: lemon rind strips

Preparation

  1. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a vegetable peeler, if desired.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet; add asparagus, and sauté 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add salt and pepper; remove from heat. Toss with lemon rind and juice. Garnish, if desired.
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