Asparagus Recipe with Orange Butter Sauce
This asparagus recipe with delicious orange butter sauce is such an elegant dish that you will be surprised at how absolutely easy it is to make.
Just 4 simple ingredients turn the always wonderful asparagus into a gourmet delight.
For those looking for easy vegetable or vegetarian recipes, look no further. This one is a "keeper".
Snap off the tough ends of the asparagus. Cook the asparagus, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 6-8 minutes or until tender but still a touch crisp. Drain it well.
Arrange the asparagus on a serving plate. Pour the orange sauce over the asparagus. Garnish with orange slices if desired.
Makes 6 servings
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 90; Calories from Fat 70; Total Fat 7.8g; Saturated Fat 4.9g; Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 56mg; Total Carbohydrates 4.5g; Dietary Fiber 2.0g; Sugars 2.3g; Protein 2.0g; Vitamin A 18%; Vitamin C 18%; Calcium 3%; Iron 10%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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Did You Know?...
You can serve this to guests with pride as part of your fanciest dinner party, or as a quick side dish any night of the week.
Asparagus recipes like this suit most diet programs too. Although not super low fat because of the butter, it is a low sodium recipe, a perfect diabetic recipe and a great low carb treat.
An asparagus recipe is also wonderful with hollandaise sauce. Find our recipe here.
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