Healthy, low in carbs, gluten-free, high in fiber, heavenly tasty, these are just some of the words we use when mentioning this amazing sauteed asparagus recipe. At less than 100 calories per serving and ready to eat at the dinner table in less than 20 minutes, you will be mad not to give this recipe a try!
Wash the asparagus spears, and break off the woody sections at the bottoms / ends.
Bring a pot of water (big enough to hold and cover the asparagus) to a boil over high heat on the stove.
Prepare a bowl of ice water big enough for the asparagus and set aside.
Place the asparagus into the boiling water, and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are still crisp but slightly tender.
Immediately place the asparagus into the bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Heat butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Place the asparagus into the butter, and saute for 1-2 minutes.
Squeeze in the juice from the lemon evenly over the asparagus.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle the almonds evenly into the skillet, and cook for an additional minute.
Place the asparagus on a serving plate, and top with the melted butter and toasted almonds from the pan.
This tip may go without saying, but don't overcook them in the boiling process as limp asparagus just doesn't quite taste as good as sauteed asparagus with a crunch.
If you want to cut down the calories even further or just turn it vegan, simply substitute the butter for olive oil.
Add some fresh chopped parsley to the butter sauce once you have removed the asparagus and cook on high heat for a few minutes to caramelize the butter, almonds, and parsley before drizzling it over the cooked asparagus.
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