Asparagus with pine-nut butter

8

PREP TIME

5 min

Makes

4 Servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 4 minutes
Asparagus with pine-nut butter

Buttery pine nuts turn asparagus into a sophisticated side dish.


Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 tsp butter
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • orange or lemon , optional

Instructions

  • Partially fill a large frying pan with water and bring to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, snap tough ends from asparagus and discard. Boil asparagus until tender-crisp, about 2 min. Drain. Pat dry and place on a platter.
  • Wipe pan and place over medium heat. Add butter. When melted, add pine nuts and stir continuously until they begin to turn golden, about 2 min. Pour butter mixture over asparagus. Taste and add pinches of salt and pepper. Serve with a wedge of lemon or orange for squeezing overtop.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 108,
  • Protein
  • 3 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4 g,
  • Fat
  • 10 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 38 mg.