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Asparagus Spears

Serves 4

Originally aired

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 bunch thin asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallot
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt
PREPARATION

Bring 2 inches of water to a boil in a large, deep skillet. Salt water.

Hold a spear of asparagus at each end, snap and use the natural breaking point as guide to trim the spears. Reserve stems for soup. Simmer spears in salted water for 3 minutes, drain and cool.

Wipe pan dray and return to stove over medium heat; melt butter. When butter foams, add shallot and lemon zest, stir 1-2 minutes, add asparagus and heat through. Douse with lemon juice and season with salt; serve.

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