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Asparagus with Orange Butter

 Asparagus with Orange Butter
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.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter mixture, then add asparagus and toss
  • to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 96 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 97 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.