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Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter

Zesty orange and earthy ginger are the perfect complement to this veggie that has become a springtime staple. —Lisa Feld, Grafton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon minced crystallized ginger
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest


  • In a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus; cover and boil for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain; transfer to a serving platter and keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, beat the butter, marmalade, ginger, vinegar and orange zest until blended. Spoon over asparagus.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 223 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 131mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • Marjade
    Apr 26, 2012

    No comment left

  • ckmolly
    Apr 25, 2012

    Even my "no veggie" spouse thought this was good. Will definitely make this again.

  • cech
    Apr 25, 2012

    I made this for a dinner for 6 and everyone loved it..the crystalized ginger and orange are a perfect complement to the asparagus. Be sure to garnish with shredded orange peel for eye "a-peel"

  • fredaevans
    Apr 25, 2012

    Too bad we don't have a six star rating. Only way to 'hurt' this recipe is to over cook the Asparagus. That's a crime against nature.

  • DAFL61
    Apr 25, 2012

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