Asparagus with Herb Butter Recipe

Asparagus with Herb Butter Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

750 g/1.75 lb asparagus
50 g/2 oz/0.25 cup unsalted (sweet) butter

15 ml/1 tbsp chopped parsley

5 ml/1 tsp chopped thyme

15 ml/1 tbsp snipped chives

5 ml/1 tsp lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper

Method :

Wash and trim the asparagus and tie in a bundle. Stand the bundle in a pan of lightly salted water, cover with foil or a lid and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for about 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, melt the butter with the herbs, lemon juice and plenty of pepper. Drain the asparagus and arrange on warm serving plates, pour over the herb butter and serve at once.

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