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
- 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
Snap off the thick woody ends of the asparagus spears and discard.
Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until melted. Stir in brown sugar. Cook, stirring continually, until brown sugar dissolves.
Add the asparagus to the brown sugar mixture, turning to coat. Sauté for 2 minutes.
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.
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.