Simply Steamed Asparagus54 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 5 min
- Ready In: 15 min
“Makes even tough asparagus, tender and tasty! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.” - by KIMIRAEJ
Original recipe yields 4 servings
- Place water in the bottom half of a steamer pan set. Add salt and butter, and bring to a boil.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 32 cal
- 1.2 g
- 4.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (54)Rate This Recipe
"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, bu..." See moret 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. :-)"
"Great! My first time making steamed asparagus-- I had no idea how long to steam. This recipe really helped...." See more"
"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..." See more before you plan on serving...otherwise the acidity from the lime makes the drippings turn red. Will use this often!!"
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