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Asparagus with Ginger-Orange Butter

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Navel orange
  • 5 tb Unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 ts Minced fresh cilantro or
  • -parsley
  • 1 ts Minced peeled fresh ginger
  • -root
  • 2 lb Asparagus, trimmed


1 Grate 2 tsp orange zest (colored part of peel); place in small bowl.
Squeeze juice. To orange zest, add butter, l Tbs.orange juice, cilantro,
ginger and l/4 tsp each salt and pepper. With portable mixer, beat to
blend. Place on plastic wrap; roll up to form 3-in. log, twisting ends.
Freeze 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight.

2. After butter mixture has set, cook asparagus: Peel bottom third of
asparagus spears with vegetable peeler. In large, deep skillet, combine 2
cups water, remaining orange juice, ~ /2 tsp salt and the asparagus; heat
to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 4 minutes or until
tender. Drain; place on platter Remove butter from freezer; unwrap. Slice
into 1/4-in. rounds; place on hot asparagus.

Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 120 calories, 5 g protein, 6 g carbohydrate, 10 g 6t, 26 mg
cholesterol, 271 mg sodium.

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