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Asparagus w Curry Butter --Side dish

From Eatingwell Magazine.  Yes, butter!  You can have it!  This is a very simple, quick side dish.  Don't leave out the shallot.

Check your brand of curry powder; if it has added salt, you can omit the calt in the recipe, or salt to taste.

2 tsp butter, melted
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt, or to taste
2 tsps extra virgin olive oil
1 shallot, finely diced
1 bunch asparagus (about 1 lb), trimmed and cut into 1 in pieces.

1.  Combine butter, curry powder, lemon juice, and salt in a small bowl.

2.  Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over med heat.  Add shallot and cook, stirring until softened, about 2 min.  Add asparagus and cook, stirring, until just tender, 3 to 5 min.  Stir the curry butter into the asparagus; toss to coat.

Makes 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each.

Per serving:  67 cals, 5 gm fat (2 gm sat, 2 gm mono), 6 gms carbohydrate, 3 gm protein, 2 gm fiber, 161 mg sodium
Bonus:  Folate-40% of the RDA, Vit A-25%, Vit C-15%!!
5 Responses
483733 tn?1326798446
Sounds terrific!  Would be good with broccoli, cauliflower, peas or brussel sprouts too!
250155 tn?1485295939
is curry "really" spicy..  or just a tad spicy?
389974 tn?1331015242
Depends on what kind you get.

Curry powder a mixture of turmeric, fenugreek, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin. Sometimes they include some cayenne pepper which makes it spicy.
250155 tn?1485295939
i'll look the next time we go to the store for one w/out the cayenne pepper.  (we don't do spicy, lol!)  we love asparagus but we only cook it one way (in the oven w/ olive oil and parm cheese) so a new taste would be great!
Avatar universal
Sounds amazing! I LOVE curry and asparagus is my favorite veggie :) I would probably add some more veggies in too like broccoli and cauliflower. Yummmmm
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