Steamed Asparagus with Lemon and Sea Salt

I serve this asparagus often, it’s easy, healthy and tasty with the added lemon and sea salt.  I served this asparagus with the Maple Dijon Glazed Sockeye Salmon and the Lemon Risotto.


Prep time:  5 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 pound of asparagus for 3-4 people


1 pound of fresh asparagus with the woody ends snapped or cut off-usually 1-2 inches off the ends of the asparagus spears

3 tablespoons of butter sliced into chunks

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper for taste

1/4 cup water


1.  Take prepared asparagus and lay in glass or pyrex dish, like above.

2. Add 1/4 cup of water for steaming.

3.  Sprinkle over lemon juice, adds pats of butter, season with salt and pepper.

4.  Cover with saran wrap or a glass lid preferably and microwave for 3 minutes.  It’s ready.  The asparagus should still have a bit of crunch to them, they shouldn’t be too soft.  I steam broccoli and greens beans in the microwave for the same amount of time.  The lemon and butter add extra flavor to these vegetables also.


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