Asparagus with Basil and Garlic


For the best flavor and texture be sure not to overcook the asparagus.

Ingredients

2 pounds asparagus, washed and trimmed
2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
8 fresh basil leaves, or 2 teaspoons dried basil
1 Tablespoon GOLDEN BLOSSOM HONEY
Topping:
1/4 cup butter
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped
salt to taste

Directions

In a large deep skillet, boil 2 cups of water. Add asparagus, garlic, basil and honey. Cover pan. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-5 minutes, until asparagus are bright green and crisp. Drain. Discard basil and garlic.

Topping:
Melt butter in small saucepan. Add garlic and sauté one to two minutes. Add basil, stir well and remove from heat.

Serve asparagus with topping.

Serves: 4-6


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