Asparagus Sautéed with Mastiha-Butter
Main Ingredients 4 portions
2-3 tbsp. butter
½ tsp. Mastiha powder
1 pound (1/2 kilo) asparagus (medium-sized)
Coarse sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
A few drops of lemon juice
1 tsp. parsley, finely chopped
Cut away the thick, tough bottoms of the asparagus and trim the stalks lightly with a vegetable peeler.
In a heavy skillet over medium-high heat melt the butter and add the Mastiha powder and the asparagus. Toss the skillet a bit to arrange the asparagus in one layer. Raise the heat for 1-2 minutes, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
educe heat and cook the asparagus for 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned on all sides. Drizzle with a few drops of lemon, sprinkle with parsley and serve.