Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter

Here’s a great way to give ordinary asparagus a bit of kick. The spicy nutmeg butter makes this dish the perfect partner for grilled salmon.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Makes: 5 servings
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All You Need

  • 1 1/2 lbs (675 g) medium asparagus spears
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) McCormick Gourmet Garlic Salt
  • 1/8 tsp (1/2 mL) McCormick Gourmet Ground Cayenne Pepper


  1. Wash asparagus and break off stalks as far down as they snap easily, about 1-2 in (2.5-4 cm) from ends. Arrange asparagus in single layer on large foil-lined baking pan. Drizzle asparagus with oil and roll to coat.

  2. Broil asparagus 4-6 minutes or until tender-crisp, turning once. Place in serving dish.

  3. Mix butter, garlic salt, nutmeg and red pepper. Pour over asparagus.

  4. Garnish with ¼ cup (60 mL) toasted pine nuts, if desired. Asparagus may also be roasted in the oven. Roast in preheated 425°F (220°C) oven 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.


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