Simply Steamed Asparagus

Simply Steamed Asparagus

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

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 32 cals

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 32 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.4g
  • 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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  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.
Tips & Tricks
Oven-Roasted Asparagus

This easy technique makes asparagus tangy and savory. Enjoy!

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Footnotes

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  • If you do not have a steamer pan set, you can use a steamer basket inserted into a large pot.
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RedRobynNAU
3/8/2008

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
9/23/2006

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

JOSIE
7/24/2003

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!!