Thursday, September 18, 2008

White Asparagus with Brown Butter Sauce

***I needed a quick side dish the other night, and I saw this recipe right on the white asparagus package. It sounded pretty simple (and it was!), so I gave it a try. This was my first time cooking with white asaparagus. I don't know what I was expecting, but it was really tasty! Brad and I try to eat really healthy, so next time I'll probably find a recipe that doesn't use butter and bread crumbs...but hey, it was a nice change.***

12 white asparagus spears, peeled & trimmed to 6" lengths
Salt & fresh ground pepper
2 ounces butter
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley

In a medium saucepan, bring salted water to a boil. Cook the asparagus for 10-12 minutes, until tender. Drain the asparagus and set aside.

In a large saute pan heat the butter. Add the breadcrumbs and saute until golden. Add the reserved asparagus and saute until well coated with browned butter and bread crumbs.

Sprinkle with parsley, season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Liz said...

I love asparagus, and this recipe looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

I've NEVER seen asparagus cooked like that and I"m SOO loving it!!