A simple but tasty way to cook fresh asparagus! Try using vinaigrette dressing in place of the butter too.
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 necessary, but my boyfriend is used to an Italian asparagus recipe, that includes pan-frying in lots of oil AND butter (yummy, but SO MUCH FAT!), and I want to slowly get him used to a healthier version. Next time, I'll try omitting the extra salt and butter. We steamed for a tad bit too long so the stems were slimy, but the tops were just delicious! That was purely our own fault, and not the fault of the recipe - I'm just including it here as a warning to other members - please be careful about cooking too long! It's really a great, simple, healthy recipe, and I think it deserves more attention. :-) - 08 Mar 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great! My first time making steamed asparagus-- I had no idea how long to steam. This recipe really helped. - 23 Sep 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
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 right before you plan on serving...otherwise the acidity from the lime makes the drippings turn red. Will use this often!! - 04 Apr 2003 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)