Steamed Asparagus With Brown Butter and Hazelnuts
2 Bunches Asparagus -- 2 pounds trimmed
1/4 Cup Butter
Coarse Salt -- to taste
Pepper -- to taste
1/3 Cup Hazelnuts -- toasted, loose skins rubbed off
Set a steamer basket in a saucepan with 2 inches simmering water. Add asparagus, cover and steam until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a warm platter..
Discard water; heat butter, cut in pieces, over medium heat, swirling pan occasionally, until golden brown and most of the foam has subsided, 5-6 minutes. Don't let it burn.
Pour over asparagus, toss to combine, season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chestnuts and serve immediately.
Per Serving: 177 Calories; 19g Fat (91.4% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 31mg Cholesterol; 118mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.