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    Lemony Fresh Asparagus With Thyme

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    BecR's Note:

    It's amazing how something so simple can be so good! Fresh asparagus spears sauteed in extra virgin olive oil with garlic, lemon thyme, Dijon mustard, and fresh lemon. Delicious! I will never go back to plain old steamed asparagus. Serve either hot, cold, or at room temperature. This is a great make-ahead dish.

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    1. 1
      Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and saute for 3 minutes.
    2. 2
      Add the asparagus, thyme, Dijon mustard, lemon zest, lemon slices, and salt & pepper; stir to combine.
    3. 3
      Cover and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not over cook.
    4. 4
      Arrange on serving platter and squeeze with fresh lemon juice.
    5. 5
      Serve hot, cold, or at room temperature.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 29, 2009


      I really enjoyed this recipe. It is also a nice change from the balsamic vinegar ones. The lemon is a more subtle flavour & the mustard gives it the tang. I'm not a huge fan of Dijon so I substituted Deli mustard for some of the Dijon. It was very tasty & easy to make. Thanks for sharing.

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    • on April 01, 2013


      I was very happily surprised by this recipe; I was looking for something a little different, and this fit the bill! I couldn't find lemon thyme leaves and had to use regular thyme. My asparagus took longer than 5 minutes to get to the texture that we like, so I added the lemon juice to the skillet and let them "steam" in the lemon juice for an additional few minutes. The Dijon was not overpowering at all and, with the thyme, added the perfect hint of new flavors. I will be making this again! It was a big hit on my Easter table. Thanks for sharing. Made for PRMR Tag Game.

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    Nutritional Facts for Lemony Fresh Asparagus With Thyme

    Serving Size: 1 (136 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 238.9
    Calories from Fat 187
    Total Fat 20.8 g
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 483.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.1 g
    Sugars 3.5 g
    Protein 5.8 g

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