Steamed Asparagus With Walnuts and Browned Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

From 1,000 Vegetarian Recipes. Use tender stalks of fresh asparagus or if not available, frozen asparagus will do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saute pan, dry roast the walnuts. Set aside to cool then very coarsely chop.
  2. In large pot steam the asparagus just until tender. Do not overcook. Arrange the asparagus on a serving platter.
  3. In the saute pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Cook and stir the butter constantly until it browns and smells nutty. DO NOT burn! Stir in the roasted walnuts and lemon zest.
  4. Pour the browned butter sauce over the asparagus and serve immediately.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Most Helpful

This looks so great on the table! I actually undercooked the asparagus because I was so afraid I would overcook it! I dont know which would have been better? Seperately, the walnuts and asparagus aren't that great, but together they create a really good and interesting taste to where you have to keep trying more! I think the only thing is that I would have preferred a sauce with it as well. Maybe you could just add more butter to get that?

NewCooker March 16, 2007

This was so good and looked really nice on the platter. I will have to remember to take a picture next time I make this. It was a great recipe to use up some extra walnuts from the holidays.

gaylasikes January 05, 2006

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