Browned Butter Asparagus

Browned Butter AsparagusRecipe
Photo: Grant Cornett; Styling: Philippa Brathwaite
A hint of tarragon adds unique, fresh flavor to the dish, but you can use any herb you like.


8 servings (serving size: about 4 ounces)
Total time: 18 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 8 Minutes
Total: 18 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.