Asparagus With Orange Sauce Recipe

Summary

Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Fresh asparagus spears1 1⁄2 Pound
 Cornstarch1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Orange juice1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated orange rind2 Tablespoon
 Butter/Margarine1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 White pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Orange slices3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 821 Calories from Fat 536

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 61 g93.9%

Saturated Fat 38.6 g192.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 161.3 mg

Sodium 1173.9 mg48.9%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.8%

Dietary Fiber 6.9 g27.6%

Sugars 30.5 g

Protein 8 g16.1%

Vitamin A 106.5% Vitamin C 141.4%

Calcium 26.9% Iron 38.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

Snap off tough ends of asparagus.
Remove scales from stalks with a knife or vegetable peeler, if desired.
Cook asparagus, covered, in small amount boiling water 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp tender.
Drain.
Arrange on serving platter; keep warm.
Combine cornstarch and orange juice in a small saucepan; add orange rind, butter, and pepper.
Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 7 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring constantly.
Pour sauce on asparagus; garnish with orange slices.
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