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Skillet Fresh Asparagus

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  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)

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: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 245 Calories from Fat 12

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g2.2%

Saturated Fat 0.46 g2.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 2930.6 mg122.1%

Total Carbohydrates 52 g17.3%

Dietary Fiber 24.7 g98.8%

Sugars 22.8 g

Protein 25 g50.7%

Vitamin A 171.8% Vitamin C 170.3%

Calcium 28.7% Iron 135.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Skillet Fresh Asparagus Recipe