Lemon-Thyme Buttered Asparagus

Thyme-and lemon-infused butter adds bright flavor and richness to earthy asparagus.

Lemon-Thyme Buttered Asparagus
Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ cup Lemon-Thyme Butter (recipe follows)
  • Garnish: lemon zest, Lemon-Thyme Butter
  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add asparagus, ¼ cup water, and salt; cover and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add Lemon-Thyme Butter, tossing to coat. Garnish with zest and Lemon-Thyme Butter, if desired.

Lemon-Thyme Butter
Makes about 1 cup
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • Garnish: fresh thyme sprig
  1. In a small bowl, stir together butter, zest, and thyme until combined. Spread butter mixture into a butter dish or small container. Garnish with thyme, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.




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