Seasoned Asparagus Recipe

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Seasoned Asparagus Recipe
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Seasoned Asparagus Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:
2 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Seasoned Asparagus in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 41 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 103mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • 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
  1. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Seasoned Asparagus in Quick Cooking March/April 2004, p14

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joanneharrington User ID: 4145867 91110
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2009

"It had a light and simple taste. I used fresh mint instead. However, it didn't particularly stand out."

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