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Orange Sauce Asparagus

 Orange Sauce Asparagus
"Pretty enough for company, this asparagus dish has a delightful citrus flavor," says field editor Lucy Meyring of Walden, Colorado.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium navel orange, peeled and sectioned

Directions

  • Place asparagus and a small amount of water in a large skillet; bring
  • to a boil. Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in another skillet, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute;
  • discard garlic. Stir in the orange juice, peel, salt and pepper;
  • heat through.
  • Drain asparagus and place in a serving dish. Drizzle with orange
  • sauce; garnish with orange segments. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 82 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 163 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein.