Quick Saute of Asparagus in Butter and Mustard


asparagus saute

This lovely little recipe is from Kitchen of Light, New Scandinavian cooking with Andreas Viestad.  I’m always so happy to find new ways to brighten up a simple vegetable side.  And when a recipe is this easy and this good….it immediately becomes a keeper!


1 pound fresh asparagus

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Freshly ground black pepper

Heat a large skillet over hight heat.  Add the asparagus and cook for one minute.  Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter,  When the butter has started to brown, add the mustard and lemon juice.  Season generously with pepper.  Cook gently for 5-7 minutes, turning the asparagus every now and then.  The asparagus should be tender but still firm inside.  Serves 4.




  1. Stacey says

    I was looking for a new vegetable dish and was glad to see you had an asparagus recipe. This was easy to prepare and tasted good!

  2. says

    I have been assigned the Asparagus dish for Easter Dinner at Stacey’s, with Jake, Laura and the girls and was so happy find this one waiting. Even I can put this together, it is so easy and will provide just the right flavor to compliment the ham. I am making those “Best Southern Cornbread Muffins, as well. I had best make two batches because I feel sure they are going to go fast. Many thanks from your mother-in-law. JA

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