“This would be splendid with a steak, duck, or grilled salmon. Yes, I know it’s three servings; that’s because asparagus is sold in pounds. Just save a serving to warm up tomorrow night.” ~Dana Carpender
- 1 lb asparagus
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp splenda *
- 1 tsp chili paste
- 1/4 tsp orange extract
- 1 Tbsp cilantro fresh, minced- optional
Snap the ends off of your asparagus where they want to break naturally. Steam until tender-crisp — I give mine 5-6 minutes on high in my microwave steamer.
In the meanwhile, over low heat in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the lemon juice, Splenda, chili-garlic paste, and orange extract. Mince the cilantro if using.
When the asparagus is tender-crisp, uncover the steamer immediately, to stop the cooking. Drain it well, and toss with the sauce. Serve with the cilantro sprinkled on top.
*In place of the Splenda, you can use liquid stevia to equal 1 teaspoon sugar in sweetness.
Three servings is an odd number; that’s because asparagus is sold in pounds. Just save a serving to warm up tomorrow night.
3 servings, each with: 12g Fat; 2g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate
The number of servings one should eat in a sitting will depend upon your daily carbohydrate limit.