Asparagus with Butter Pecan Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound medium asparagus
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 TBSP water
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup ground pecans
  • 1 tsp tarragon vinegar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line up the asparagus in a covered casserole that will hold all of them in no more than 2 layers. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add water and cover. Place in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan. When it's hot, but not yet brown, add pecans. Stir a few seconds until they just turn color. Add vinegar, stirring once more and spoon over cooked asparagus. Serve immediately.

Yield: 6 servings