Asparagus with lemon butter sauce

Asparagus with lemon butter sauce


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About this recipe: A simple butter, lemon, parsley and sesame seed sauce tastes lovely drizzled over freshly cooked asparagus.

Shannon :)

Serves: 6 

  • 450g asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 75g butter
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Place the asparagus in a large pot filled with water 2.5cm deep. Bring to the boil, and cook until tender, but still bright green. This will take about 5 minutes, or longer if your asparagus spears are thick. Drain and place on a serving dish.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the sesame seeds, and cook, stirring frequently, until they are golden brown and toasted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the lemon juice and parsley; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. To serve, pour sauce over the cooked asparagus.

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really nice recipe, this is a fab way to dress up asparagus without overpowering it. my b/f loved it and will def make again. could see it going well with broccoli too if asparagus isn't in season. enjoy ! - 29 Apr 2012

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