1 lb. fresh asparagus, cut into 1″ pieces
2 T. water
2 T. butter or margarine, melted
1 to 2 tsp. lemon juice
Pinch of dried tarragon
Salt and pepper to taste
Place asparagus and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH for 6 to 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender; drain. Add butter, lemon juice and tarragon; toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.