Mena's Simple Steamed Asparagus
This is a quick and easy way to prepare a steamed asparagus side dish in the microwave.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1bunch fresh asparagus
- ¼cup water
- ⅛teaspoon ground black pepper
- ⅛teaspoon garlic powder
Step 1Take each spear of asparagus and break it towards the end, wherever it naturally snaps, to remove woody ends. Place asparagus in a microwave-safe glass container with a lid. Pour in water.
Step 2Roll lemon on a flat work surface to release the juices; slice in half. Squeeze each half over the asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper and garlic powder.
Step 3Cover container and place in the microwave. Cook on high until tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and let stand for 5 minutes before serving.