In the Kitchen with Sigona’s Featuring: In Season Asparagus

Fresh Asparagus with Tarragon Butter

Springtime means local, fresh asparagus. While there are many ways to prepare asparagus, we find that sometimes simple is best. Tarragon adds a sweet, almost fennel-like flavor, which pairs nicely with the fresh, sweet asparagus. This delightful dish is ready in just minutes. Serves about 4.


  • 1 bunch locally grown asparagus
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp. minced fresh tarragon

Directions: Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and discard.

In a small bowl mix together the butter and tarragon. Set aside.

Bring salted water to a boil in a large skillet. Add the asparagus and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes or until just tender. Drain and transfer to a serving dish and season with salt and pepper.

Dollop the butter mixture over the top of the asparagus. Gently toss the asparagus with the butter just before serving.


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