Asparagus/Orange Spears

Asparagus/orange Spears Recipe

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My husband loves asparagus and this is his favorite way to enjoy it. I like to make this dish when we have company. Everyone loves it!

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6 servings
10 Min
10 Min
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1 1/2 lb
fresh asparagus spears
3 Tbsp
1 clove
garlic minced
2 Tbsp
fresh grated orange rind
1/4 c
fresh orange juice
1/4 tsp
1/8 tsp

How to Make Asparagus/Orange Spears


  • 1Clean and prep asparagus spears; Cook asparagus, uncovered, in enough boiling water to cover them, 5-6 minutes depending on the thickness of the spears. You want them crisp tender.
  • 2Drain and set aside.
  • 3In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat; Add the garlic and saute' 1 minute. Remove garlic and set aside.
  • 4Add orange juice and the rind to the butter in the skillet. Stir.
  • 5Add the asparagus spears to heat them thoroughly, about a couple of minutes.
  • 6Remove asparagus to a serving dish. Spoon the heated orange juice mixture over the spears. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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About Asparagus/Orange Spears

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #Special

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