Asparagus with Mint Butter

Asparagus with Mint Butter

I love vegetables. There are not many vegetables that I won’t eat. Sometimes, however, vegetables can be a little boring. If you like asparagus, here’s a side that merges two interesting flavors together.

Mint has many health benefits which include proper digestion and weight loss, relief from nausea, depression, fatigue and headache, treatment of asthma, memory loss, and skin care problems.1  Whew, that’s a list. Not to mention that it tastes great. You may not be aware that you have probably cooked with herbs from the mint family. This family of herbs includes; Basil, Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Marjoram and Oregano. These aromatic herbs will add spice (pun intended) to your dish. 

When you are melting the butter, stay vigilant. Don’t let the butter over heat. Remove right away as soon as the the edges start to bubble. 

Tip: Mint butter can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to one week. 

Asparagus with Mint Butter

  • Total Time: 15m
  • Serves: 8
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Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Melt butter with mint, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat until just bubbling around edges.
  2. Make the asparagus: Cook asparagus in a pot of salted boiling water until bright green and tender, about 3 minutes. Drain.
  3. Drizzle a few tablespoons mint butter over asparagus, and toss gently to coat. Garnish with mint leaves.

1 Source: Organic Facts



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