Snap about an inch from the bottoms of the asparagus stalks. Leave whole or cut asparagus into 2 inch pieces. Heat butter in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add asparagus and cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until asparagus is bright green and crisp-tender. Remove from skillet so asparagus does not overcook. Sprinkle with a little salt and lemon juice. Top with a little lemon zest.
Asparagus With Lemon