Lemon zest, anchovies, chives and garlic bring complex bright, savory flavor to the butter coating this asparagus. Toasted breadcrumbs add crunch.

EatingWell Magazine, April 2022

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Credit: Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat

Recipe Summary

active:
25 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4

Nutrition Profile:

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place a rimmed baking sheet in the oven; preheat to 450°F.

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  • Toss asparagus with oil, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer to the hot pan. Roast until browned and tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, toast breadcrumbs in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until crispy, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Combine butter, chives, anchovies, garlic and lemon zest in the bowl and mash into a paste with a fork.

  • Add the hot asparagus to the butter, drizzle with lemon juice and toss until the butter melts. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup
141 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 11g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 1g; fat 10g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 18mg; sodium 276mg; potassium 164mg.
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