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Asparagus with Parsley-and-Orange Butter

June 2010
Asparagus with Parsley-and-Orange Butter

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The crisp aroma and texture of lively green asparagus complement lighter, more vibrant meals.

Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped chives
  • Softened butter
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 pounds trimmed asparagus spears
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
Directions
  1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. In a large bowl, combine 1/4 cup chopped parsley, 2 tablespoons each chopped chives and softened butter, 1 tablespoon grated orange peel and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Brush 1 1/2 pounds trimmed asparagus spears with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill the asparagus, turning once, until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the grilled asparagus to the parsley-butter mixture; season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature.