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Asparagus With Ginger-Orange Butter

Type: Fruit, Vegetables
Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

1   Navel orange
5 tablespoons 75mlUnsalted butter - softened
2 teaspoons 10mlMinced fresh cilantro or - parsley
1 teaspoon 5mlMinced peeled fresh ginger - root
2 lbs 908g / 32ozAsparagus - trimmed
1   Grate 2 tsp orange zest - (col

Recipe Instructions

Squeeze juice. To orange zest, add butter, l Tbs. orange juice, cilantro, ginger and l/4 tsp each salt and pepper. With portable mixer, beat to blend. Place on plastic wrap; roll up to form 3-in. log, twisting ends. Freeze 30 minutes, or refrigerate overnight.

After butter mixture has set, cook asparagus: Peel bottom third of asparagus spears with vegetable peeler. In large, deep skillet, combine 2 cups water, remaining orange juice, 1/2 tsp salt and the asparagus; heat to boiling.

Reduce heat; simmer, partially covered, 4 minutes or until tender. Drain; place on platter Remove butter from freezer; unwrap. Slice into 1/4-in. rounds; place on hot asparagus.

Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook By Julee Rousso & Shiela


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