Lemon Chive Asparagus


1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives (see Note)


1.In a large skillet over high heat, bring water and salt to a boil.

2.Add asparagus; reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 4 to 5 minutes, or until asparagus is tender. Drain and arrange on a serving platter.

3.In the same skillet over medium-high, melt butter. Stir in remaining ingredients; mix well then pour over asparagus. Serve immediately.