Asparagus Recipe with Orange Butter Sauce2013-04-18
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- Servings : 6
- Prep Time : 5m
- Cook Time : 8m
- Ready In : 13m
This information is per serving.
Calories from Fat70
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”.
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons grated orange rind
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
- peeled orange slices
Combine the butter, orange rind and juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until the mixture is reduced by half and slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Set the sauce aside and keep it warm.
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.
- If the stalks are very thick you can remove the outer layer by peeling them with a knife or vegetable peeler.
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.
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