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Asparagus with Orange-Chive Sauce

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 15 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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A special side dish is very easy to make with fresh asparagus topped with orange-chive sauce.

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

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

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

Nutrition Information

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
2%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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