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Traditional English Recipe - Asparagus with lemon-mint
This makes a lovely starter or accompaniment.
Ingredients (makes 4 servings)
2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup minced fresh mint leaves
1/4 - 1/2 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
1. Put the asparagus in an asparagus pot with enough water to touch the bottom of the asparagus.
2. Cover and steam over medium-high heat until tender (5 to 8 minutes).
3. Drain.4. Heat butter or oil, cardamom, lemon juice and mint in small saucepan over a low heat. When hot, pour over asparagus and serve.
To drain: To remove water from ingredients cooked in liquid or from raw ingredients that have been washed in water by placing them in a sieve or colander.
To steam: To cook food in the steam rising from boiling water.