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Boiled Asparagus

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Ingredients
  Asparagus 5 Pound
  Fresh asparagus 2 1⁄2 Pound
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Dash
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Cut off and discard the tough ends of asparagus stalks.
2) Wash the tips of asparagus well with cold water; if necessary, use a soft brush to remove grit.
3) Using a vegetable parer, scrape skin and scales from lower part of stalk only.
4) With the help of a knife, cut stalks on the diagonal, making bias slices about 1 inch long and 1/4 inch thick.

MAKING
5) In large skillet with tight-fitting cover, boil butter with 1/3 cup water.
6) Add asparagus, salt, and pepper; cover the pan and cook over high heat for 5 to 8 minutes, adding a little more water if required.
7) Asparagus should be fork-tender, and water should be evaporated.

SERVING
8) Serve the boiled asparagus as side dish.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Boiled
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Quick, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
12 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
32 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 203 Calories from Fat 95

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.6%

Saturated Fat 6.6 g33.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 26.9 mg9%

Sodium 174.7 mg7.3%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.9 g47.6%

Sugars 10.7 g

Protein 13 g25.2%

Vitamin A 92% Vitamin C 52.9%

Calcium 13.9% Iron 67.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Boiled Asparagus Recipe