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Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter for 2

 Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter for 2
Zesty orange and earthy ginger are the perfect complement to this veggie that has become a spring time staple. Lisa Feld, Grafton, Wisconsin
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus;
  • cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain;
  • transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, marmalade, ginger, vinegar and
  • orange peel until blended. Spoon over asparagus. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 248 calories, 17 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 45 mg cholesterol, 146 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.