Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter recipe – 164 calories

I’m not a very big fan of asparagus (I usually find it pretty boring), but I liked this recipe a lot. It’s a very simple, but elegant way to serve asparagus, and the toasted almonds in the butter give this a very nice taste.

Steamed Asparagus with Almond Butter recipe – 164 calories

2 lbs asparagus, trimmed
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 large garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste

1. In a small heavy skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over low heat.
2. Add the garlic and shallots and saute for about 5 minutes (until tender).
3. Pour into a medium bowl.
4. Add the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter, the lemon peel, lemon juice and parsley to the garlic/shallot mixture and whisk to blend.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Steam the asparagus until crisp-tender.
7. Place the butter mixture in large heavy skillet over medium heat.
8. Add the almonds and cook for about 3 minutes (until the butter browns), stirring occasionally.
9. Add the asparagus and stir until heated through.
10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
11. Divide the asparagus among plates and serve.

Servings: 8

Nutritional information for one serving:
Calories: 164
Calories from fat: 132
Total fat: 14.7g
Cholesterol: 30mg
Sodium: 18mg
Total carbs: 6.9g
Fiber: 3.1g
Protein: 4.2g
Weight Watchers points: 4

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  1. Asparagus? Boring? I love the stuff.

    And this recipe looks like it would only make that wonderful, wonderful asparagus better.

  2. i love asparagus but it’s hard to get them here.

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  4. I love asparagus too. The recipe sounds yummy!

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  8. Hard to believe this has so few calories with all that butter in it, yum.

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  10. simple recipe… but it’s great!

  11. I’m not pretty sure if asparagus is really healthy. It does make your urine smell a lot. By the way, is this recipe good?

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  14. count me in as i’m not a fan of asparagus.
    but anything with almond and butter sounds great

  15. Dude this tastes so good, and I just love how you made this recipe.

  16. I have never tried asparagus with almond butter. Interesting idea.

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    Great recipe

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