Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce – Budget friendly, quick, and easy crisp-tender asparagus drizzled with an amazing lemon butter sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. The BEST asparagus side dish of ever!
Also? It’s done in like 13.7 minutes. AND it’s been far too long since we last talked about asparagus… Creamy Chicken Asparagus, anyone?
P.S. HAPPY FRIDAY! It deserves a Hallelujah!! Rough week, people. Can’t understand why I couldn’t wait to grow up. This adulthood thing is wack! And I’ve been a “grown-up” for 20 years now. I should be used to it, but nah. Responsibilities, deadlines, parenting, mortgages, bills… shoooot…
Can’t I just shop?!? Which I do. And I CAN because I’m an adult and don’t have to tell anyone why I felt it was cool to get an Oscar-esque dress just because I felt like it, but have nowhere to wear it to. By the way, Rent the Runway is my new fave spot. 😍 Dresses galore, purses, accessories… I could live there!
Enough about my obsession. P.S. If I wasn’t a food blogger, I’d be a fashion blogger. 👗👠
But food is where my ❤ IS! And Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce is where my obsession started.
I was around 12 years old when I went to a fancy shmancy dinner and was introduced to this beautiful, (at the time it was a VERY UGLY and EWWWW and YUCKY!!), vegetable.
When the plate was set in front of me, I didn’t want to touch it. I started talking to myself, quietly, saying things like, ewwww they want me to eat a tree branch! ewwww! I hate my parents! At which point, my mom pinched me under the table so dang hard, and without a peep I knew that she expected me to eat what was on my plate because, the look on her face was all about, “wait until we get in the car…” Sssscarrrry.
So I gave in and I ate it. All of it. And I LIKED it! waaaah! I was too embarrassed to admit that I loved it because I was 12. I shouldn’t have LOVED asparagus at the very young age of 12. BUT I DID! And still do. Very, very much. And broccoli, and green beans, and spinach, and kale… I truly am a green-veg lovah. There. Now I said it and I feel damn good about it. Admitting is the first step. 🍴
Oooh, see this supercalifantastic dish below? How could you not love it!? 💖
Oooh, that sauce. THAT SAUCE. It’s everything. A bit of lemon, some veggie stock, cream, and a few tablespoons of butter get it on in a saucepan and do wonderful things. You’ll see. Just know that it goes with everything and anything. Fish, chicken, veggies… it’s a recipe that you should keep for forever. The End.
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