Asparagus with Curry Butter

A touch of curry-infused butter dresses sauteed asparagus. This quick and delicious side dish would be just as welcome with a grilled cheese sandwich as it would with broiled salmon.

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Asparagus with Curry Butter

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    2 teaspoons butter, melted 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
    1 teaspoon curry powder, (see Tip) 1 shallot, finely diced
    1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
    1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste


    Prep: 20 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

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

    • 2

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


    Tip: Check the ingredient label on your brand of curry powder: if it has added salt (as some do), you may omit the salt in the recipe or salt to taste.

    nutritional information

    2 g
    5 g
    Saturated Fat:
    2 g
    6 g
    3 g
    161 mg
    Monounsaturated Fat:
    2 g
    1 vegetable, 1 fat
    5 g
    Carbohydrate Servings:
    262 mg
    Nutrition Bonus:
    Folate (40% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Vitamin C (15% dv).
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