Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings

Asparagus And Acorn Squash Rings Recipe

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Ingredients

16
asparagus spears
2
medium acorn squashes

SAUCE INGREDIENTS

1/4 c
butter, clarified
2 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 c
chopped walnuts
1/4 c
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
6 Tbsp
apple cider

How to Make Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings

Step-by-Step

  • 1Trim thick asparagus ends; cut squash in half crosswise.
  • 2Scoop out and discard squash seeds; slice squash into 1/4-inch rings.
  • 3In kettle, carefully cook squash rings, then asparagus in boiling, salted water until tender.
  • 4Don't overcook.
  • 5Drain each vegetable as soon as it's tender.
  • 6Heat butter in medium skillet.
  • 7Add sugar and walnuts.
  • 8Stir over medium heat until sugar is light brown.
  • 9Deglaze pan with lemon juice, vinegar and cider.
  • 10Cook, stirring constantly, to reduce by half.
  • 11To serve, layer 3 acorn squash rings on each of 4 plates; put 4 asparagus spears thru acorn squash.
  • 12Spoon sauce over.
  • 13NOTE: To make clarified butter, slowly melt stick of butter over very low heat.
  • 14Let solids settle to bottom; use oil-clarified butter on top.

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About Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Other Tag: Quick & Easy