Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter Recipe
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Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter Recipe

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Zesty orange and earthy ginger are the perfect complement to this veggie that has become a springtime staple. —Lisa Feld, Grafton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 223 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. 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.
  2. In a small bowl, beat the butter, marmalade, ginger, vinegar and orange peel until blended. Spoon over asparagus. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter in Taste of Home April/May 2009, p62

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ckmolly 104867
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"Even my "no veggie" spouse thought this was good. Will definitely make this again."

MY REVIEW 181217
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"I made this for a dinner for 6 and everyone loved it..the crystalized ginger and orange are a perfect complement to the asparagus. Be sure to garnish with shredded orange peel for eye "a-peel""

fredaevans 182009
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"Too bad we don't have a six star rating. Only way to 'hurt' this recipe is to over cook the Asparagus. That's a crime against nature."

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