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ASPARAGUS - STEAMED ASPARAGUS

Serves 4

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

Cooking Directions
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.

Serving Suggestions
Cook fresh asparagus to tender crisp. A lovely side dish for a spring dinner along side pork tenderloin.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 140 calories; Protein 3 grams; Fat 7 grams; Sodium 170 milligrams; Cholesterol 20 milligrams; Saturated Fat 4 grams; Carbohydrates 20 grams; Fiber 3 grams


Recipe courtesy of National Pork Board.
For more information about The Other White Meat, visit TheOtherWhiteMeat.com

 

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