Simply Steamed Asparagus

Simply Steamed Asparagus

63 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    5 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
KIMIRAEJ
Recipe by  KIMIRAEJ

“Makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

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Directions

  1. Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
  2. Trim the dry ends off of the asparagus. If the spears are thick, peel them lightly with a vegetable peeler. Place them in the top half of the steamer pan set. Steam for 5 to 10 minutes depending on the thickness of the asparagus, or until asparagus is tender.

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RedRobynNAU
260

RedRobynNAU

This is certainly simple! Simple, but delcious! Followed recipe exactly until the end, at which point, we added a little more butter and salt just before serving. It may not have been necessary, but my boyfriend is used to an Italian asparagus recipe, that includes pan-frying in lots of oil AND butter (yummy, but SO MUCH FAT!), and I want to slowly get him used to a healthier version. Next time, I'll try omitting the extra salt and butter. We steamed for a tad bit too long so the stems were slimy, but the tops were just delicious! That was purely our own fault, and not the fault of the recipe - I'm just including it here as a warning to other members - please be careful about cooking too long! It's really a great, simple, healthy recipe, and I think it deserves more attention. :-)

CPolencheck
149

CPolencheck

Great! My first time making steamed asparagus-- I had no idea how long to steam. This recipe really helped.

JOSIE
113

JOSIE

This was really good. My husband said this is his favorite way of preparing asparagus. Before I served this I sprinkled some lime juice over the spears for a little kick. Make sure to do this right before you plan on serving...otherwise the acidity from the lime makes the drippings turn red. Will use this often!!

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 32 cal
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs
  • 4.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 3 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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