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Asparagus With Orange Butter Sauce

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Ingredients
  Asparagus 2 Pound, tough ends removed
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Minced shallots 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dijon mustard 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Fresh orange juice 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Orange slices/Strips of orange peel tied in knots 4
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

In a wide frying pan, bring 1 1/2 inches water to a boil over high heat.
Add asparagus; reduce heat, cover, and boil gently just until tender when pierced 5 to 7 minutes.
Drain, place on a warm platter, and keep warm.
Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a 1- to 2-quart pan over medium heat.
Add shallots and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add mustard and orange juice, increase heat to high, and bring to a boil; boil until reduced to 2/3cup about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low, add remaining 7 tablespoons butter all at once, and cook, stirring constantly, until butter is smoothly blended into sauce.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon sauce over asparagus; garnish with orange slices or orange peel, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Quick

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1330 Calories from Fat 818

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 93 g143.2%

Saturated Fat 58.2 g291%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.9 mg80.6%

Sodium 453.1 mg18.9%

Total Carbohydrates 119 g39.8%

Dietary Fiber 19.9 g79.8%

Sugars 72.3 g

Protein 23 g46%

Vitamin A 205.2% Vitamin C 169.7%

Calcium 26.5% Iron 112.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Asparagus With Orange Butter Sauce Recipe