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Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...

Steamed Asparagus Recipe

Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...

Course Lunch, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 213 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green asparagus (450 g)
  • 2 tsp capers in brine
  • 1 small fresh lemon sliced
  • 1 medium egg hard-boiled egg, sliced (optional)
  • fresh parsley
  • olive oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Cut off the woody ends of the green asparagus. Place the asparagus on a large piece of parchment or baking paper. You can make 2 individual parcels if you like.
    Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...
  2. Top with some slices of lemon, some fresh parsley, the capers and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with a pinch of pepper and salt.
    Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...
  3. Then close the parcel by folding the sides shut. Don’t make it too tight, give the asparagus some space.
    Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...
  4. Place the parcel(s) in a steamer or make one yourself: read my introduction text.
    Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...
  5. Steam the asparagus for 15 minutes. Once done, carefully remove the steamer basket (watch out, the steam is very hot) and let the asparagus cool for 2 minutes. Then open the parcel using a pair of scissors. Sprinkle the asparagus with extra olive oil (I added some sliced hard-boiled egg as well) and serve.
    Summer lunch or vegetable side dish: these steamed asparagus look mouthwatering! Bet you will love this simple vegetable side dish...