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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!
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Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Budget friendly, quick, and easy crisp-tender asparagus drizzled with an amazing lemon butter sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 95
Author: Katerina | Diethood

Ingredients

FOR THE ASPARAGUS

  • water
  • salt
  • 2 pound asparagus , trimmed

FOR THE LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

  • 3 tablespoons fresh meyer lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons organic , low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter , cut into pats*
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

OPTIONAL

  • Garnish with parmesan cheese , fresh chopped parsley and lemon zest

Instructions 

FOR THE ASPARAGUS

  • Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of salted water and bring to a boil.
  • Add asparagus to the boiling water; cover with a lid and let it steam until it's cooked to your liking, about 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the asparagus.
  • Drain. Transfer asparagus to a large bowl of ice water to cool, and drain again.

In the meantime, prepare the LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

  • In a saucepan combine lemon juice, vegetable broth, and white vinegar. Cooking over medium heat, reduce the sauce by half.
  • Turn heat down to a simmer and whisk in the cream; keep whisking to break up the curds.
  • Add sugar and continue to whisk while adding the pats of butter, letting each pat melt into the sauce before you add the next.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer until sauce begins to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and let stand couple of minutes. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer cooked asparagus to a serving plate.
  • Serve the lemon butter sauce by drizzling over the asparagus or on the side.

Notes

*IF you prefer a creamier sauce, add more butter, about a tablespoon at a time.
 
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus with Lemon Butter Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 27mg1%
Potassium 234mg7%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1125IU23%
Vitamin C 8.5mg10%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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