Steamed Asparagus

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings
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1 pound medium asparagus, stalks trimmed and peeled

1 to 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Pour about 1-inch of water into a large saucepan, and set up a collapsible steamer inside. Bring the water to boil, lay the asparagus in the steamer, cover, and steam until crisp-tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a heated serving dish, drizzle with the olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with lemon and serve immediately.
  2. Cook's Note: You may finish the asparagus with the grated zest of a small lemon, a tablespoon of unsalted butter, and a teaspoon of minced flat-leaf parsley leaves, instead of the oil.
  3. Copyright 2004 Television Food Network, G.P. All rights reserved.

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