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    Lemon Asparagus

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    Cook Time:

    12 mins

    5 mins

    7 mins

    Satisfied Kris's Note:

    I love fresh asparagus! I've had this recipe so long - I'm not sure where it originated. The lemon, tarragon and butter really enhance the flavor. You can leave out the butter and still have a great tasting dish. Thyme can be substituted for the tarragon with excellent results. Hope you enjoy!

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Snap off woody portion of asparagus- cut remaining into 1 inch pieces.
    2. 2
      Place cut asparagus and water in a 1 1/2 quart microwavable bowl.
    3. 3
      Cover and microwave on high for 7 to 8 minutes- drain.
    4. 4
      Add butter, lemon juice and tarragon- toss to coat.
    5. 5
      Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    6. 6
      Serve.
    7. 7
      NOTE: Can also substitute thyme for the tarragon.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 12, 2003

      45

      I never would have thought to use tarragon with asparagus! The lemon, tarragon butter was a wonderful yet subtle complement. I will use more lemon and tarragon next time, but I would suggest starting with the recipe as written.

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    • on February 17, 2010

      55

      Wonderful flavor - do not skimp on the lemon. I followed the recipe except I do not microwave so I baked them in the oven. I put the cleaned, snapped asparagus in a foil lined pyrex dish, Added the other ingredients sealed the foil and baked at 400F for 10 min. I have posted a similar recipe only boiling the asparagus for a few minutes. The asparagus was enjoyed by all Thanks Satisfied Kris 17 Feb 10 This time I steamed the asparagus for 5 minutes, squeezed the lemon on them on the plate and sprinkled on the thyme. Any way you do them they are terrific

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    • on July 14, 2009

      55

      So yummy I wil definitly be making in the future. Everbody liked it. Thank you, Kris!

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemon Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (86 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.5
     
    Calories from Fat 54
    70%
    Total Fat 6.0 g
    9%
    Saturated Fat 3.7 g
    18%
    Cholesterol 15.2 mg
    5%
    Sodium 57.0 mg
    2%
    Total Carbohydrate 4.8 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 2.2 g
    9%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 2.8 g
    5%

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