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  • 1 pounds - fresh asparagus
  • 1 teaspoons - kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons - onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons - garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons - lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons - butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • Directions:

    Trim tough root ends from asparagus spears, then cut into 2-inch lengths. Place in microwave-safe bowl with a lid.

    Sprinkle asparagus with kosher salt, onion powder, and garlic powder. Pour in lemon juice and dot with butter.

    Cover with lid and microwave on high power for 2 to 3 minutes.

    Stir to distribute seasonings. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes until asparagus is tender. Stir once more before serving.

    Brief Description

    Use the microwave to make fast work of cooking asparagus, enhanced with some onion, garlic, lemon juice and butter.

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    Category:  Vegetables

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 5 min
    Cook Time: 5 min


    Especially easy when cooking for just one or two.


    adapted from homecooking.about.com

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    Posted On:

    March 27, 2014

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