Salmon, Bbq Sauce, Baked Salmon
Asparagus with Lemon-Butter Crumb Topping

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Recipe Ingredients

1 medium lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons Smart Balance® Blended Butter Sticks
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs*
1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed (12 ounces total after trimming)
1/2 cup water


*Note: Panko bread crumbs are Japanese breadcrumbs found in major supermarkets in the ethnic section. May substitute with 1/2 ounce multigrain bread torn in small pieces, placed in blender and pulsed to a fine crumb texture.

Recipe Steps

Grate 2 teaspoons rind from the lemon, cut the lemon into wedges.

Melt Smart Balance® Blended Butter Stick over medium heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add the breadcrumbs and cook 2-3 minutes, or until just golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add lemon zest and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Stir gently, using the back of a spoon, incorporate lemon zest into the breadcrumb mixture, set aside on separate plate.

To the skillet, add the water and asparagus, bring to a boil over medium high heat, cover and boil 2 minutes or until tender crisp. Drain well.

Place asparagus on serving platter. Sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and top with the breadcrumbs. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

Makes about 16-20 spears plus about 1/2 cup crumbs total. Serves 4; 4-5 spears plus 2 tablespoons crumbs per serving.


Nutrition Per Serving:
Calories 94
Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fatty Acid 0g
Poly Fat 1g
Mono Fat 2g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 208mg
Carbohydrates 9g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g