Asparagus With Brown Butter, Capers & Toasted Almonds

Asparagus With Brown Butter, Capers & Toasted Almonds


Prep Time:  10 minutes
Cook Time:  20 minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Yields or Serves:  4

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I like making this spring vegetable side dish because it coaxes loads of flavor from just a handful of ingredients – salty capers, nutty brown butter, thyme, and toasted almonds.

  • 6 Tablespoons Butter (Cut Up/Softened)
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 3 Tablespoons Capers (Drained/Coarsely Chopped)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 2 Bunches Asparagus
  • 1/4 Cup Toasted Slivered Almonds
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place slivered almonds on shallow baking pan. Place in oven for about 5 minutes until lightly brown. Remove from oven and set aside.
  2. In medium-size skillet melt butter over a medium heat. When butter is foamy cook another 5 minutes until brown speckles appear, swirling and stirring often. Once butter is brown immediately transfer to heatproof bowl. Stir in thyme and capers. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  3. In microwave-safe dish, combine asparagus with 1/4 cup water. Cover with vented plastic and microwave 5 minutes until tender.
  4. Drain asparagus and arrange on serving platter. Drizzle with butter mixture, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  5. Serve warm
  6. Serves 4
  7. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Total Time: 30 Minutes
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Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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