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Lemon-Thyme Buttered Asparagus

By Paula Deen

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Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Servings: 4 to 6

Ingredients

Lemon-Thyme Buttered Asparagus

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Lemon-Thyme Butter (recipe follows)
  • lemon zest, for garnish
  • Lemon-Thyme Butter, for garnish

Lemon-Thyme Butter

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme sprig, for garnish

Directions

Lemon-Thyme Buttered Asparagus

In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, ¼ cup water, and salt; cover and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Lemon-Thyme Butter, tossing to coat. Garnish with zest and Lemon-Thyme Butter, if desired.

Lemon-Thyme Butter

In a small bowl, stir together butter, zest, and thyme until combined. Spread butter mixture into a butter dish or small container. Garnish with thyme, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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