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Yields:
4 servings
Prep Time:
3 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Meal Type:
Side Dishes
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Lemon Butter Asparagus

A lemony counterpart to fish or chicken.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Cut hard part of stems off and discard. Cut asparagus into 3 sections. Place in a pot of boiling water. Boil 4 minutes until bright green, crisp and tender. Remove, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside while preparing sauce.
  2. Place butter in a deep skillet or heavy saucepan and melt over medium-high heat. Add flour and turn heat to medium. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add garlic, lemon juice and milk. Thin sauce with water until a thin batter consistency. Whisking constantly bring to slow boil then immediately add asparagus back to sauce turn off heat and toss to coat.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste if desired.
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I substituted whole fat feta for the parmesan and left out the flour and milk. It made a yummy breakfast.
14 Nov 17 by member: sunnypeg

     
 

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Nutrition summary:

There are 69 calories in 1 serving of Lemon Butter Asparagus.
Calorie break-down: 19% fat, 53% carbs, 28% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
69
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
1.69g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.647g
3%
Trans Fat
0g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.652g
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Sodium
435mg
19%
Total Carbohydrate
10.56g
4%
Dietary Fiber
3.7g
13%
Sugars
4.08g
Protein
5.56g
Vitamin D
0mcg
1%
Calcium
118mg
9%
Iron
3.07mg
17%
Potassium
457mg
10%
Vitamin A
180mcg
20%
Vitamin C
28.2mg
31%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
3%
of RDI*
(69 calories)
3% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (53%)
 
Fat (19%)
 
Protein (28%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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