Steamed Asparagus With Almond Butter

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

From Bon Appetit. A little fancier way to serve asparagus than just the traditional steamed or roasted method. Asparagus is steamed and topped with a lemon almond butter that is seasoned with shallots, garlic and parsley. Delish! Note that cooking time includes time required to steam the asparagus.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy small skillet over low heat. Add shallots and garlic and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Pour into medium bowl. Add remaining 6 tablespoons butter, parsley, lemon juice and lemon peel to shallot mixture and whisk to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Steam asparagus until crisp-tender. Set aside.
  3. Place butter mixture in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and cook until butter browns, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus and stir until heated through. Season to taste with salt and pepper; divide among plates and serve.


Most Helpful

Excellent, simple asparagus dish! The almonds give this dish a great texture. Another fantastic recipe from Epi Curious! Thanks! Made for PAC Fall 2008.

AmandaInOz September 18, 2008

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