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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
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    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 zest
  • Dash pepper

Directions

  • 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 zest; heat through. Pour over asparagus. Sprinkle with pepper.

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  • TinaMarieVer
    Dec 31, 2014

    WOW! found a true "keeper"...used it on Christmas and had everyone rave...even "I don't like asparagus" people said they loved it. Used "baby" (pencil size) asparagus...and added a bit of "Cutie" tangerine juice...

  • raceywlf
    Mar 22, 2013

    I loved this simple but delicious recipe,used less butter and subbed sliced almonds for pistachios. will definitely make again.