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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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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.

Note

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

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; 32.1 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 282 mg sodium. 14.9 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2007
This was very good.I added some lemon juice and squeezed half another orange into it gave it more flavor.Will definatly make again! Read More
(18)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2007
This was very good.I added some lemon juice and squeezed half another orange into it gave it more flavor.Will definatly make again! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2007
This was very good.I added some lemon juice and squeezed half another orange into it gave it more flavor.Will definatly make again! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Makes you want more. Enjoyed every bite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2010
Our family loved this recipe it was delicious! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
I was pleasantly surprised by the orange cream sauce! I will be making this again! Only a minor swap of mandarin oranges as opposed to a navel orange. Served w/ Cajun Spiced Chicken (AR) and wild rice. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2014
This was pretty good. Read More
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