The lemon is what makes this side!
1 lb asparagus, thick bottoms trimmed off
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
Cook asparagus in a pot of boiling salted water, uncovered for 5 minutes.
Drain well in a colander, then return to pot and toss with butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper.