Orange-Glazed Asparagus

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Asparagus cooked in a skillet and topped with a fragrant glaze. Great with Cornish hens.

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Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 bunches medium-thick asparagus, tough ends snapped off

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 tablespoons Zest of a large orange

Directions

  1. Toss asparagus with salt. Arrange in a large (12-inch) skillet with a lid. Add oil and juice to skillet and cover. (The asparagus can be set up a few hours ahead.)

  2. About 10 minutes before serving time, turn burner on high. When asparagus starts to steam, set timer for 4 minutes. Cook until tender, checking at 4 minutes with the tip of a sharp knife.

  3. Transfer cooked asparagus to a serving dish. Add optional zest to skillet and continue to cook until pan juices reduce to a glaze consistency, 2-3 minutes longer. Pour over asparagus and serve.

Tips

Copyright 2004 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
4g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 149mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 19mg 97%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 378mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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