Asparagus with Tarragon Butter

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim woody ends from asparagus.
  2. Place the asparagus in a large frying pan with about 1 inch of boiling water.
  3. Cover with lid and cook for about 6-8 minutes, until the asparagus is tender but still firm.
  4. Drain well.
  5. Arrange the asparagus spears on a warmed serving dish.
  6. Make the tarragon butter by creaming together the remaining ingredients; heat it gently and pour over asparagus.
  7. Serve at once.


Most Helpful

well Evie*, this was some of the best asparagus we've had for a while!! the butter, lemon, parsley and tarragon were a lovely combination of flavours. We very much enjoyed it and my friend had to have the recipe. Thank-you for sharing!!

Derf September 09, 2002

Evie*, this is so delicious and easy! My husband raved about it. I didn't have softened butter to 'cream' the ingredients, so I melted the butter gently, then added the rest of the ingredients and poured over the asparagus. Worked like a charm. And the tarragon butter can be made ahead of time and even frozen for future use. I would use it on all kinds of things! Thanks Evie* ! I love this kind of recipe!

GinnyP March 05, 2003

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