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Asparagus with Orange Butter

A simple orange butter is all that's needed to enhance the natural great taste of asparagus. For a pretty presentation when entertaining, group several spears and tie with orange peel strips.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt to taste


  • In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients until blended. In a large skillet, bring water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3-4 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, melt butter mixture, then add asparagus and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 96 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 97mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Gary Harrison
    Jan 19, 2011

    Was quick and easy, but believe it uses a little to much butter. Think about half the butter is fine.