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Orange-Glazed Asparagus Recipe

Orange-Glazed Asparagus Recipe

At her home in Deerwood, Minnesota, Gloria Bisek perks up fresh asparagus from her garden with a tangy orange glaze. "It's an easy dish for entertaining," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3 minutes. Drain and immediately place asparagus in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Transfer to a serving dish.
  • 2. Add the remaining ingredients to the pan; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, over medium-high heat until juices are slightly thickened. Drizzle over asparagus. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 59 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.