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Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic

Monday, April 5, 2010

I love asparagus. This time of year, when it is fresh and cheap, I make it at least a couple times a week. And, this year, I've been making it the same way, over and over again. Asparagus doesn't need much, with a hint of lemon and butter (EB) is a perfect complement. And its one of the easiest things you'll ever make.

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Asparagus with Lemon & Garlic
1 bunch asparagus
6 cloves garlic, peeled & bruised
1/2 lemon, sliced thin
2 tbs Earth Balance Margarine, in thin slices
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup dry white wine

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Break off the tough, fibrous ends if the asparagus. Arrange in a 8x8 casserole. Arrange the whole garlic cloves, spaced evenly around the asparagus and push to the bottom. Arrange the margarine over the garlic and asparagus. Add a layer of lemon slices on top. Cover with tin foil or a lid and bake for 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears. Medium spears take about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and toss in the sauce before serving.

4 servings: 79 cal (3g fat, 10g carbs, 5g protein)

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6 comments

  1. Ahh, asparagus in the springtime. There is nothing better.

    Lovely photo, too.

     
  2. This looks so good. I may make this this week!

     
  3. Kiersten Says:
  4. I agree, asparagus doesn't need much to be delicious! I'm trying this next time I buy asparagus.

     
  5. Ricki Says:
  6. I love quick, simple and delicious recipes like this one. And who could resist asparagus? Just had my first of the season the other day--now looking forward to trying this out!

     
  7. trina Says:
  8. I'm making this right now. What should I do with the wine and salt? Thanks!

     
  9. kim g. Says:
  10. This sounds amazing! I'm so bored with my stand-by roasted asparagus. I cannot wait to try this!

     

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