Saturday, March 5, 2011

M: Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter and Lemon Sauce

Happy Saturday!! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! Mine has been pretty good so far. Marley says his is pretty good too:


So getting right to it…I don’t think it’s any secret that I love me some Meyer lemons. Just take a gander at the Meyer Lemon Chicken Piccata or the Coconut and Meyer Lemon Pound Cake. Why not use them for a yummy side dish, right?

This roasted asparagus is seriously good – although you gotta like lemon to like this.

I loved the tartness the lemon juice added along with the fresh taste of the thyme and the sweetness of the browned butter just brought it all together in harmony! And it’s incredibly easy!


Roasted Asparagus with Browned Butter and Meyer Lemon Sauce

from Cooking Light

1 lb asparagus spears, trimmed

1 TB olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 TB butter

2 TB fresh Meyer lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1 tsp Meyer lemon rind, grated

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place asparagus in a roasting pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top.


Roast in oven for approximately 8 minutes.

Melt butter in a small skillet at medium heat until it turns light brown, shaking the pan occasionally (about 3 minutes – you can also tell when the butter gets very aromatic).


Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice. Drizzle butter mixture over the roasted asparagus. Toss. Sprinkle with fresh thyme and lemon zest.


I served alongside some sweet teriyaki marinated grilled chicken (thanks to the grilling skills of the hubs) and brown rice. Yum!




Simply Life said...

wow, what a perfect "complete" meal - the asparagus looks wonderful!

Nisrine M. said...

Not sure if I like that cute face at top or the asparagus better. I'd go for the asparagus just because I like to eat more than anything else.

The Purple Carrot said...

Marley is adorable!! : ) And I think I'm officially craving asparagus now,ha.

Have a great weekend!!

Pound said...

beautiful! my mom would love these!

Diana's Cocina said...

This could easily become one of my favorite vegetables ~ thank you for sharing.

Olivia said...

Mmm I love anything with browned butter-these look great!!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

have to try this. my hubby loves asparagus!

Anonymous said...

That sounds wonderful! We are a lemon loving people in this household..thanks for sharing. Hi Marley! What a peanut :)

Annie said...

marley is so adorbs!!

definitely craving the food in the pictures!

Lisa said...

That looks awesome! I always want to buy meyer lemons, but haven't really focused on what to do with them---now I know!

Megan D said...

Marley is cuuute! And roasted asparagus goes so well with everything. I especially love it alongside salmon!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Yum! I love asparagus and I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it. Delicious!

Natalie said...

ahh just saw this in my cooking light earlier today and wanted to make it---glad to know it's delish! :)

Esi said...

Congrats on your girl! Hope you're feeling well!

Laural (bhealthier) said...

lemon and asparagus go so well together! Love the zest and thyme!
Marley is such a cutie!