Garlic Lemon Asparagus

With a modern twist, Garlic Lemon Asparagus adds a touch of complex flavor to this classic dish.

Perfect to serve with many dinners – from fancy holidays to family gatherings.

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With a modern twist, Garlic Lemon Asparagus adds a touch of complex flavor to this classic dish.

Garlic Lemon Asparagus

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From antioxidants to helpful fiber, there are many reasons to add asparagus to your table.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound jumbo asparagus, stems trimmed and spears blanched in salted water
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, plus additional, to taste, divided
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, plus additional, to taste, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
completed asparagus with lemon slices

Directions:

In large saucepan, bring olive oil to medium-high heat.

Add asparagus and season with salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Sear undisturbed about 1 minute.

Turn asparagus and add minced garlic, sautéing about 10 seconds. Add lemon juice and continue sautéing until reduced by two-thirds, about 1 minute.

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Turn off heat and add butter, stirring until emulsified into pan sauce. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste.

asparagus with lemon and garlic

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Garlic Lemon Asparagus

Garlic Lemon Asparagus

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

With a modern twist, Garlic Lemon Asparagus adds a touch of complex flavor to this classic dish.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pound jumbo asparagus, stems trimmed and spears blanched in salted water
  • 1 pinch kosher salt, plus additional, to taste, divided
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper, plus additional, to taste, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

    In large saucepan, bring olive oil to medium-high heat.

    Add asparagus and season with salt, ground black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Sear undisturbed about 1 minute.

    Turn asparagus and add minced garlic, sauteing about 10 seconds. Add lemon juice and continue sauteing until reduced by two-thirds, about 1 minute.

    Turn off heat and add butter, stirring until emulsified into pan sauce. Season with salt and ground black pepper, to taste.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 198Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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