Our Test Kitchen used lemon juice and a pinch of mint to give a light fresh taste to tender asparagus. The pretty spears cook quickly in the microwave.
- 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried mint
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
- Dash white pepper
- Place asparagus and water in a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Combine butter, mint, salt, lemon juice and pepper. Drizzle over asparagus; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Seasoned Asparagus in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p14
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Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009
"It had a light and simple taste. I used fresh mint instead. However, it didn't particularly stand out."