Steamed fresh asparagus cooked until crisp-tender. A lovely side dish for a spring dinner.
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 quart water, boiling
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat heavy sauce pan over high heat. Add sugar; stirring until sugar melts.
- Add asparagus and boiling water. Cover pan; boil hard for 5 minutes. Drain; plunge asparagus into ice water.
- In large saucepan melt butter; add asparagus; stir until well coated and heated through. Season to taste.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.