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Skillet Fresh Asparagus

Ingredients
  Asparagus 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice/1/2 cup mayonnaise 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Lemon wedges 2 , garnish (Used For Garnish)
Directions

Break or cut off tough ends of asparagus stalks.
Wash asparagus tips thoroughly with cold water; if necessary, use a brush to remove grit.
In large skillet, put cold water 1 1/2 inches deep and bring to a boil.
Add asparagus spears, cover; simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes (depending on size and tenderness of asparagus) just until it is easily pierced with a fork.
Add salt.
Remove skillet from heat and remove asparagus spears with slotted spoon to heated serving dish.
Sprinkle with lemon juice, if desired, or warmed mayonnaise (used as a mock Hollandaise sauce).
Garnish with lemon wedges.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Everyday

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