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Steamed Asparagus

No recipe image available.Steamed fresh asparagus cooked until crisp-tender. A lovely side dish for a spring dinner.

Recipe Ingredients:

1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 pound asparagus, trimmed
1 quart water, boiling
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat heavy sauce pan over high heat. Add sugar; stirring until sugar melts.
  2. Add asparagus and boiling water. Cover pan; boil hard for 5 minutes. Drain; plunge asparagus into ice water.
  3. 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.