Asparagus With Lemon and Parmesan Butter

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by PetsRus

These flavours go so well together!

Top Review by partysweets

Such a simple and quick recipe to throw together, I will make it again but next time I will also add some lemon juice over the spears at the end before serving. It lacked a little bit of flavour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the butter, lemon zest and grated Parmesan and season with garlic salt.
  2. Put to one side.
  3. Snap the asparagus 2-4 cm/¾-1½in from the base of the stalks, the spears should naturally find their own breaking point.
  4. If the asparagus is particularly thick, trim away any tough-looking pointy ears on the stalk, as these can have a bitter taste.
  5. Place the asparagus in a wide saucepan or large, deep frying pan of rapidly boiling salted water, cook for 2-5 minutes depending on their thickness until just tender. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and shake off any excess water.
  6. Place on a warm plate and sit the flavoured butter on top. Turn the asparagus so the butter is melting and oozing over every spear, then sprinkle over some sea salt.

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