1 bunch asparagus
salt and pepper
Set up a steamer, fill the bottom with water and bring to a boil. Cut the asparagus to fit into your steamer basket. Cover and steam until the asparagus are bright green and tender, but still somewhat crisp, about 6 to 8 minutes for thick asparagus and 3 to 5 minutes for thin asparagus. Remove from the steamer, dot with butter and season with salt and pepper.