Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Place steamer basket in ½" water in saucepan or skillet (water should not touch the bottom of basket).
  2. Place lower stalk pieces in basket.
  3. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat.
  4. Steam 4 minutes.
  5. Add tips.
  6. Cover tightly and steam until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes longer.
  7. toss asparagus with parsley, lemon juice and salt.
  8. Sprinkle with bacon.

Microwave directions Edit

  1. Place asparagus, ½ cup water and ¼ teaspoon salt in 1 ½-quart microwavable casserole.
  2. Cover tightly and microwave on high (100% depending how powerful the microwave is) 3 minutes, less if very powerful (my microwave is an older one, in fact 20 years); stir.
  3. Cover and microwave until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  4. Let stand 1 minutes; drain.
  5. Continue as directed.

Notes Edit

  1. 2 packages (10 oz) frozen cut asparagus can be substitued for the fresh asparagus. Cook the asparagus as directed on package; drain.

Nutritional information Edit

Serving size ¾ cup. Food exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable exchanges + maybe ½ high-fat meat exchange; cal: 75; (bacon listed as saturated fat, but we wouldn't use it anyhow would we).

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