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Pistachio Orange Asparagus Recipe

Pistachio Orange Asparagus Recipe

We're so pleased to have finally gotten an asparagus bed established! Now when I have a bounty of those tender spears, I pull out this recipe. Orange and pistachios complement the asparagus beautifully. —Janice Mitchell Aurora, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons coarsely chopped pistachios
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a saucepan, bring 1 in. of water to a boil. Place asparagus in a steamer basket over water; cover and steam for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place asparagus on a serving platter and keep warm.
  • 2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook pistachios in butter for 3-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Add orange juice and peel; heat through. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (4 each) equals 135 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 3 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.