Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter

Roasted Asparagus with Browned ButterRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr


4 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces)
Total time: 25 Minutes

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Total: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 107
Fat 9.2 g
Satfat 4.1 g
Monofat 4 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 5.8 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 220 mg
Calcium 29 mg


1 pound asparagus spears, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons fresh Meyer lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon grated Meyer lemon rind


1. Preheat oven to 450°.

2. Place asparagus in a roasting pan; drizzle with oil. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

3. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in juice. Drizzle butter mixture over asparagus; toss well to coat. Sprinkle thyme and rind over asparagus.