Steamed Asparagus with Olive Butter
If you love olives, try this combination of flavors to liven up simple steamed asparagus. Butter, garlic, lemon juice, and olives give great flavor and take asparagus to the next level.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 2pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
- ¼cup unsalted butter
- ½teaspoon minced garlic
- 4pimento-stuffed green olives, sliced
- 1teaspoon lemon juice
- 1pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste
- ½teaspoon lemon zest
Step 1Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add asparagus cover, and steam until desired tenderness is achieved, 6 to 9 minutes.
Step 2Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and heat until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in olives and lemon juice; heat thoroughly, but do not boil, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
Step 3Place steamed asparagus in a serving dish and pour sauce on top. Garnish with lemon zest and serve warm.