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Asparagus with Fresh Chives and Mint Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kellie Baysore
Added: Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 lbs slender fresh asparagus
4 T (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
2 Tfinely chopped shallots
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 Tfresh lemon juice
kosher salt
3 Tfinely snipped fresh chives
2 T finely chopped fresh mint leaves ground black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Cut or break off the tough woody ends of the asparagus stalks and discard. Using a vegetable peeler and starting just below the tip, peel the skin from each stalk. In a large saucepan or skillet of lightly boiling water, cook the asparagus 3 to 5 minutes,just until tender. Drain well. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the shallots and cook stirring, 2 to 3 minutes, until transparent and softened. Add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter and continue stirring until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir in the chives and mint. In a shallow bowl, combine the asparagus and butter mixture and carefully toss. Season with additional salt and pepper.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes

 

 

 

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