Just a touch of walnut oil adds remarkable nutty flavor to these springtime spears.
lb fresh asparagus
tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
tablespoon walnut oil, if desired
Wash asparagus; snap off tough stem ends. In large skillet or Dutch oven, bring 1 inch of lightly salted water to a boil. Arrange asparagus spears evenly in skillet. Cover; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Drain.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, mix butter and walnuts. Cook over low heat until butter browns and walnuts are toasted, watching carefully to prevent butter from burning. Stir in oil and salt.
Arrange hot asparagus on large serving platter. Top with walnut butter.
Only real butter can produce the wonderful toasty flavor of the walnut butter in this recipe. While the butter browns, it deepens in color and aroma. Margarine does not brown and will not work in the recipe.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.