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Pistachio Orange Asparagus

 Pistachio Orange Asparagus
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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.