1/2 pound asparagus, washed and trimmed, woody stems discarded or reserved for another use
1 teaspoon butter
Asparagus with lemon
Steam the asparagus for six minutes. Remove from steamer and sprinkle with salt to taste.
Using a Microplane, zest half the lemon, then cut the lemon in half.
Melt the butter in a sauté pan. Squeeze the juice of half the lemon into the butter and swirl to combine.
To serve, reheat the asparagus in the butter. Remove to a plate and sprinkle with the lemon zest.