Steamed Asparagus With Almond Butter

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Epi Curious

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.

Top Review by AmandaInOz

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

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.

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