Rating: 4.5 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
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This is a delicious and unexpected take on asparagus, handed down to me by my Aunt, Anne. Creamy and flavorful, it's sure to be a hit at your next dinner!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain, and set aside.n

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  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in cream and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until lightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in orange pieces.n

  • Arrange asparagus on a serving platter, and season lightly with salt. Pour cream sauce over asparagus, and sprinkle with chopped cashews and orange zest. Serve immediately.n

Note

Plunge asparagus into ice water after steaming to retain vibrant green color. Reheat just before service.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 14.9g; fat 32.1g; cholesterol 96.8mg; sodium 281.6mg. Full Nutrition
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