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Asparagus with Orange-Ginger Butter

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

Zesty orange and earthy ginger are the perfect complement to this veggie that has become a springtime staple. —Lisa Feld, Grafton, Wisconsin

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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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