Brown Sugar Asparagus

Making this for dinner tonight with the asparagus from last week’s CSA share, along with some scrambled eggs from the same local farm. The recipe is from Grandma’s Kitchen: http://www.grandmaskitchen.com/recipes/tasty-side-dishes/brown-sugar-asparagus

Brown Sugar Asparagus

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus spears
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • Orange zest strips, optional for garnish
  1. 1

    Snap off the thick woody ends of the asparagus spears and discard.

  2. 2

    Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar. Cook, stirring continually, until brown sugar dissolves.

  3. 3

    Add the asparagus to the brown sugar mixture, turning to coat. Sauté for 2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Add the chicken broth to the skillet. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, until the asparagus is crisp-tender, about 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the asparagus with a slotted spoon to a serving platter, reserving the pan juices in the skillet. Cover asparagus to keep warm.

  5. 5

    Cook reserved pan juices in the skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until reduced by half. Drizzle over the asparagus. Garnish with orange zest strips, if desired. Serve immediately.

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