Sautéed Asparagus With Lemon Recipe

Sautéed Asparagus With Lemon Recipe

This cooking technique for asparagus should be a part of your culinary arsenal. It's quick and easy and uses just a few basic ingredients.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Squeeze the juice of the lemon and set it aside.
  3. Step 3

    Either cut the asparagus stalks into pieces or leave them whole, as you prefer. 
  4. Step 4

    Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes or until it turns slightly translucent.
  5. Step 5

    Add the asparagus and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until it's bright green and tender but firm to the bite.
  6. Step 6

    Remove the asparagus and set it aside someplace warm, but leave the onions in the pan.
  7. Step 7

    Add the wine and bring it to a boil, then lower to a simmer and let it reduce by about half.
  8. Step 8

    Add the thyme and half the lemon juice and simmer for another minute.
  9. Step 9

    Finally, swirl in the butter, season the sauce with Kosher salt, and add more lemon juice if needed. 
  10. Step 10

    Pour over the cooked asparagus and top with freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
  11. Step 11

    Serve right away. Enjoy!