June 22, 2019 — Dinner Party
This way of eating asparagus is how our mother served it when we were a young family living in California. California is known as Americas vegetable basket, and is particularly famous for its asparagus and artichokes. We would often stop by roadside shacks selling asparagus spears straight from the fields. The only way to cook and eat this beautiful vegetable when it is this fresh is to to steam it and pile on a plate with butter lemon and salt!
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400g or more of asparagus
Butter, salt, lemon
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For the asparagus, bend and break the woody bottoms off of the stalks with your fingers, do not trim unless they are very thick spears. Boil in salted water for 2-3 minutes until just tender, drain and pile onto a plate. Season with salt, pepper, melted butter and lemon to taste.
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