Recipe Details
Title Asparagus with lemon butter crumbs
Author Delia Smith
Portions 4
Created 16th February 2015 08:41 am
Weight (Per Portion)

One portion of this dish weighs approximately 175.00 Grams

Recipe Ingredients
Ingredient Quantity Allergen Warnings
Asparagus570 Gram
Lemon, juice1 Tablespoon
Butter, unsalted50 Gram
Breadcrumbs60 Gram
Salt, sea1 Pinch
Pepper, black1 Pinch
Lemon, peel15 Millilitre
Special Dietary Requirements Suitability
Allergen Warnings
Nutritional Information (Per Portion)
Nutrition %GDA Range
Energy Kcal 180
Protein 12.03%
Other Carbohydrate 6.91%
Sugar 3.63%
Fat Saturated 32.83%
Fat Unsaturated 6.88%
Fiber 11.72%
Sodium 4.48%
Salt 4.67%
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Recipe Method
1. Wash the asparagus in cold water, take each stalk in both hands and bend and snap off the woody end. 2. Arrange the asparagus stalks in a steamer and steam over simmering water for 5-6 minutes, or until they feel tender when tested with a skewer, do not overcooked. 3. While the asparagus is cooking, heat 1 oz (25 g) of the butter in a frying pan. When it is frothy, stir in the breadcrumbs (about 2 slices bread, crusts removed) and cook, stirring constantly, until evenly browned and crispy. 4. Tip the crumbs on to a plate, stir in the finely grated lemon zest and season with salt and freshly milled pepper. Put the pan back on to the heat and add the remaining butter. When frothy, add the cooked asparagus and toss to coat in the butter. 5. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Divide the asparagus between warmed serving plates and sprinkle with the crumbs. 6. Serve immediately.
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