Sugared Asparagus 4-6 servings
3 Tbls. margarine
2 Tbls. brown sugar (or 2 Tbls. splenda + 1 Tbls. molasses)
2 pounds fresh asparagus cut into 2″ pieces (about 4 cups)
1 cup vegetable broth
In a skillet over medium-high heat, dissolve sugar in margarine. Add asparagus and sauté for 2 min. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8 – 12 min. or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
Remove asparagus to a serving dish and keep warm. Cook sauce, uncovered until reduced by half. Pour over asparagus and serve immediately.