Cooking Classics: Lemon-Butter Asparagus

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The Technique

Lemon-Butter Asparagus

Lemon-Butter Asparagus is a simple side dish ideal to serve with many different beef, pork, poultry & seafood entrees ranging from Parsley-Garlic London Broil & Lemon-Thyme Pork Loin Roast to Lemon-Herb Roasted Chicken & Shrimp & Sweet Corn Buttermilk Fritters. How to sauté. If you have ever wanted to learn this straightforward cooking technique, Lemon-Butter Asparagus is the perfect example of it. Sautéing may either aide in keeping color vibrant in seasonal produce or be used to develop rich caramelization & flavor as in the case of Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions. Just a small amount of fat & a high heat are necessary in order to achieve success. Learn how to prepare this effortless accompaniment is your very own kitchen.

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Lemon-Butter Asparagus
makes 4 servings

1 lb asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Garnish: Lemon slices

Cut the asparagus into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over Medium-High heat. Add the asparagus. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the salt & the pepper. Stir in the lemon juice & blend until coated. Transfer to a serving plater. Garnish, if desired.

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How To Make Lemon-Butter Asparagus

The sautéing technique is relatively fast so it’s important to mise en place ingredients before any actual cooking begins. Simply meaning, chop & measure out all of the components ahead of time. Fresh herbs may be added to further enhance the taste of this delicious dish, if desired.

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A few pieces of equipment will be necessary in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Cut the asparagus into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Melt the butter in a large sauté pan over Medium-High heat. 

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No. 2

 Add the asparagus. 

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No. 3

Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

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No. 4

 Add the salt & the pepper. 

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No. 5

Stir in the lemon juice & blend until coated. Transfer to a serving plater. Garnish, if desired.   

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