Here's how I fix it:
One bunch of the skinny, fresh asparagus
Cut the last 1/2-1" off
Place in Microwave safe dish
Add just enough water to cover the bottom
I use sticks of butter - cut a Tbsp. or 2 in pieces and place it on the top
Cover and cook in microwave for 4-6 minutes
WARNING: Your pee will REEK, your kids pee will reek and your babies diaper will reek worse, ha!