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Simply Steamed Asparagus

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars

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

15 m servings 32 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

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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.

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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 32 calories; 1.2 g fat; 4.4 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g protein; 3 mg cholesterol; 160 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 necessa...

Most helpful critical review

It's a total waste of butter to add it to the water. Add it to the finished product.

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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 necessa...

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

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...

It's a total waste of butter to add it to the water. Add it to the finished product.

Asparagus is so simple to make and doesn't require anything fancy to taste great. I steam my asparagus like this in just a little bit of water, and then no steamer basket is needed. Then, once i...

This is my first time to steam asparagus, so compared to other methods, I really don't know how much better this one is. However, the asparagus was very good & I will make it again. I knew it wa...

Exactly as the name states. I used "dill vinaigrette" (from this site) instead of the butter. Basic, but good. Thanks Kim.

I love vegetables with absolutely nothing on them, so this recipe was for me. The asparagus turned out beatifully, not to mushy, not to bland. I'll use it again!

Simple and tasty! It is also good for steaming a large bunch to snack on cold at a later time- not too squishy.