Asparagus with Ginger-Orange Butter

Asparagus With Ginger-orange Butter

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Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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I found this on the internet years ago. It's easy and the butter is made ahead and frozen. The butter is also good on all kinds of veggies. From Al Rice, North Pole Alaska.

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Serves:
6
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    navel orange
  • 5 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tsp
    fresh cilantro or parsley, minced
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ginger, minced
  • 3/4 tsp
    salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 2 lb
    asparagus, trimmed

How to Make Asparagus with Ginger-Orange Butter

Step-by-Step

  1. Grate 2 teaspoons orange zest; place in small bowl.
  2. Squeeze juice.
  3. To orange zest, add butter, 1 tablespoon orange juice, cilantro, ginger and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  4. With portable mixer, beat to blend.
  5. Place on plastic wrap; roll up to form a 3-inch log, twisting ends.
  6. Freeze 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight.
  7. After butter mixture has set, cook asparagus: peel bottom third of asparagus spears with vegetable peeler.
  8. In large, deep skillet, combine 2 cups water, remaining orange juice, 1 /2 teaspoon salt and the asparagus; heat to boiling.
  9. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 4 minutes or until tender.
  10. Drain; place on platter.
  11. Remove butter from freezer; unwrap.
  12. Slice into 1/4-inch rounds; place on hot asparagus.
  13. Per serving: 120 calories, 5 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 10 g 6t, 26 mg, cholesterol, 271 mg sodium.

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About Asparagus with Ginger-Orange Butter

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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