Asparagus with Orange-Cream Sauce and Cashews Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Asparagus with Orange-Cream Sauce and Cashews Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Asparagus with Orange-Cream Sauce and Cashews

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"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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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  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.
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Footnotes

  • Plunge asparagus into ice water after steaming to retain vibrant green color. Reheat just before service.
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Reviews More Reviews

Feb 17, 2007

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

 
May 03, 2010

Makes you want more. Enjoyed every bite.

 

8 Ratings

Apr 12, 2010

Our family loved this recipe it was delicious!

 
Aug 16, 2011

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 wild rice.

 
Feb 16, 2014

This was pretty good.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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