Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

This easy asparagus recipe captures the light, bright flavors of spring. Perfect for Easter dinner or anytime!

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This easy asparagus recipe captures the light, bright flavors of spring. Perfect for Easter dinner or anytime!

Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min
Ready In: 20 Min

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Parsley sprig, minced (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes.
  2. Drain, rinse with cold water to cool quickly and drain again.
  3. Pat dry. Wrap in a paper towel and then plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. Melt margarine in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Add lemon peel and garlic and stir for 30 seconds.
  6. Add asparagus and toss to coat.
  7. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Sauté until asparagus is heated through and coated with Gremolata sauce, about 3 minutes.
  8. Transfer to platter. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutritional Information:
Amount per serving: Carbohydrate: 6 g; Fiber: 3 g; Protein, 3 g.

Recipe courtesy of "What's Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl" and Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Eat Smart New York!

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