Asparagus with Pistachio-Lemon Sauce

This is quick, easy and delicious! The lemon gives it a great kick, and pistachios add depth and a little complexity.

Servings: 2

1/2 Pound Fresh Asparagus, stems peeled
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Pistachio Nuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons Fresh Meyer Lemon Juice
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest, grated with the Better Zester
Black Pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • Choose nice plump spears of asparagus with tightly closed heads.
  • Break the bottoms off where they naturally break, and then peel the stems. (Yes, I know this seems like extra work, but the results are sooo much better!)
  • Cook asparagus in the microwave either using the paper towel method or in the Lékué Seam Case for about 1 minute.
  • Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat.
  • Add pistachios and toast in butter for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and whisk in lemon juice and zest.
  • Pour over hot asparagus and sprinkle with pepper.
Per Serving: 179 Calories; 16g Fat (72.9% calories from fat); 4g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 120mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 3 Fat.

You can substitute fresh orange juice and zest for the lemon.

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