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    Steamed Asparagus With Orange Butter Sauce

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    20 mins

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    15 mins

    JanuaryBride's Note:

    Recipe from our bunch of asparagus and says it's from Sunset Magazine.

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    1. 1
      Rinse asparagus well, trim bottoms an stand upright in a steamer with water to cover 1/2 inch of the stalks.
    2. 2
      Steam until crisp-tender, about 8-10 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain and keep warm.
    4. 4
      In the meanwhile, melt 1T of butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Add shallots/onion and cook, stirring until soft.
    5. 5
      Add mustard and juice. Bring to a boil over high heat and reduce to 1/3 cup.
    6. 6
      Remove sauce from heat and stir in remaining.
    7. 7
      Place asparagus on a serving platter and top with the sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2011


      We prefer our asparagus roasted and for this particular recipe I think it would would better. (Pop in the oven for about 7-10 minutes @ 400ยบ.) We felt there was too much butter and I would reduce by half next time. PS if using green onions, I would not saute them in the butter but simply garnish on top of the asparagus. Used fresh minneola juice from our CSA box and green onions, too. My husband and I both loved this! Reviewed for Veg Tag March and Spain/Portugual: Cebolletas/March.

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    • on September 13, 2010


      This was a really tasty way to dress up asparagus, I thought the orange, mustard, and shallot mix was wonderfully subtle. I would taken a picture but I...uhhh...ate the whole thing. That being said, I probably would have used about half as much butter. Not because it tasted bad, mind you, but I tasted the sauce before I added the rest of the butter and it was just as good but 1/4 as fatty. Thanks for this!

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    Nutritional Facts for Steamed Asparagus With Orange Butter Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (235 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 231.9
    Calories from Fat 159
    Total Fat 17.7 g
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    Cholesterol 40.6 mg
    Sodium 728.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 15.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.0 g
    Sugars 7.9 g
    Protein 6.3 g

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