Asparagus with Orange-Chive Sauce

A special side dish is very easy to make with fresh asparagus topped with orange-chive sauce.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
lb. fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
1/4
cup orange juice
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon cornstarch
Dash pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh chives

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 In large skillet, bring 1/2 inch water to a boil. Add asparagus; return to a boil. Cover; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender.*
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small nonstick saucepan, combine orange juice, orange peel, cornstarch and pepper; mix well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and begins to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in chives.
  • 3 Drain asparagus; place on serving platter. Top with chive sauce.
  • 1 In large skillet, bring 1/2 inch water to a boil. Add asparagus; return to a boil. Cover; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender.*
  • 2 Meanwhile, in small nonstick saucepan, combine orange juice, orange peel, cornstarch and pepper; mix well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and begins to thicken. Remove from heat; stir in chives.
  • 3 Drain asparagus; place on serving platter. Top with chive sauce.

EXPERT TIPS

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* If desired, place asparagus spears in steamer basket over boiling water. Cover; steam 3 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender.

Nutritional information

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/4 of Recipe
Calories
35
(
Calories from Fat
0),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
0g
0%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
0mg
0%;
Total Carbohydrate
7g
7%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.