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Browned Butter Asparagus

Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
Hands-on time 8 mins
Total time 18 mins
Yield 8 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces)
A hint of tarragon adds unique, fresh flavor to the dish, but you can use any herb you like.

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed (about 2 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

Nutrition Information

  • calories 61
  • fat 4.5 g
  • satfat 2.8 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.6 g
  • carbohydrate 4.6 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • cholesterol 11 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 123 mg
  • calcium 29 mg

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until browned and fragrant. Stir in salt and pepper. Add asparagus and tarragon; cook 1 minute or until heated, tossing to coat.