Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter

If you're looking for a way to put pizzazz in your vegetables, look no further. Spicy Nutmeg Butter gives a distinctive warm flavor to asparagus spears.

Asparagus with Spicy Nutmeg Butter

Test Kitchen Tip: Asparagus may also be roasted in the oven. Roast in preheated 425 degrees F oven for 10 minutes or until tender-crisp.


  • 1 1/2 pounds medium asparagus spears (about 30 spears)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Nutmeg, Ground
  • 1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Gourmet Collection Red Pepper,Ground Cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted (optional)


  1. Wash asparagus and break off stalks as far down as they snap easily, about 1 to 2 inches from ends. Arrange asparagus in single layer on large rimmed baking pan lined with foil. Drizzle asparagus with oil and roll to coat.
  2. Broil asparagus for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender-crisp, turning once. Place in a serving dish.
  3. Stir garlic salt, nutmeg and red pepper into melted butter. Pour over asparagus. Garnish with pine nuts, if desired.

Yield: 5 servings | Prep: 10 min | Cook: 6 min

For 1 serving Calories: 96 Sodium: 150mg Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 4g Cholesterol: 13mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 2g

Recipe and photo used with permission from: McCormick