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Asparagus with Orange-Cream Sauce and Cashews


"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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25 m servings 356 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

Per Serving: 356 calories; 32.1 g fat; 14.9 g carbohydrates; 6.2 g protein; 97 mg cholesterol; 282 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This was very good.I added some lemon juice and squeezed half another orange into it gave it more flavor.Will definatly make again!

Makes you want more. Enjoyed every bite.

Our family loved this recipe it was delicious!

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 ...

This was pretty good.