|Asparagus with tips||1 Pound|
|Water||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|Low calorie margarine||2 Teaspoon|
|Unsalted butter||1 Teaspoon|
|Black pepper||1⁄8 Teaspoon (Tone's Brand)|
Peel the asparagus and cut into 2 in. (5 cm) pieces.
Combine the water and salt in a nonstick skillet.
Bring to the boiling point and add asparagus.
Cover and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the margarine and butter; stir until melted.
Combine cornstarch and water in a cup or shaker.
Mix and pour over asparagus.
Add the pepper.
Gently stir over medium heat until mixture is clear and thickened.
Add a small amount of extra water, if mixture becomes too thick.