Asparagus with Orange Butter Recipe
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Asparagus with Orange Butter Recipe

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A simple orange butter is all that's needed to enhance the natural great taste of asparagus. For a pretty presentation when entertaining, group several spears and tie with orange peel strips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 96 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended. In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, melt butter mixture, then add asparagus and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Orange Butter in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2003, p5

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Gary Harrison User ID: 5622719 155807
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"Was quick and easy, but believe it uses a little to much butter. Think about half the butter is fine."

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