By Christine Szalay Kudra
Do you love the wonderful flavor of asparagus? It is a good and healthy choice when you want to include a great taste that is also good for you. You can prepare asparagus in various different ways. For instance, you might include it as an ingredient for a vegetable soup recipe or even a vegetable pizza as well as many others. This is a mouthwatering recipe for making asparagus with herb butter. It only uses a few ingredients, and it is easy to make. In fact, you can easily make this delicious side dish in the microwave to help you save meal preparation time.
Herb Butter is Easy to Make and Use in Different Recipes
If you love the delicious aroma and flavor of eating different types of herb butter, you will be delighted to find that they are also easy to make and easy to follow recipes. You can make them as you find them or you can revise or adapt the herb butter recipe to suit your particular needs.
You can create the type of flavors you want when you make your own recipes. For instance, this recipe includes the use of lemon juice, mustard, and spices or herbs of garlic and basil. However, you can also make other savory flavors as well as sweet butters. It all just depends on the flavors you want to compliment while making your own homemade herb butter. Actually, there is no limit to the different variations of flavors you can create when you make them yourself. They are so easy to make and so many people love eating them, that they might even make some good gift ideas for others who love cooking and eating.
Recipe for Asparagus with Herb Butter
What You Need
½ cup softened butter
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon mustard
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ pounds fresh asparagus
How to Make It
Using a bowl with a tightly fitting lid, you will add the softened butter, lemon juice, mustard, basil, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce and blend until thoroughly mixed. Cover with lid and place in the refrigerator to chill until needed.
Snap the tough ends off the asparagus and remove the scales before rinsing it.
Using a large microwavable dish, you will add ¼ cup water and then arrange the asparagus in a single layer inside the dish. Cover with plastic food wrap and then microwave for about 5 minutes.
Remove from microwave and rearrange the asparagus in a single layer and then return to microwave for about 5 more minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Allow to stand for about 3 or 4 minutes and then pour off any leftover water. Add 2 tablespoons of the herb butter you have prepared, while the asparagus is hot in order to melt the herb butter thoroughly before serving.