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Orange-Glazed Asparagus Recipe

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

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2009

Since I wasn't sure of how the orange idea would go over with us, I opted out of the orange zest and I think this was perfect without it. The orange juice caramelizes quickly, so watch carefully as it reduces! The citrus flavor is a great match for the asparagus and the glaze is beautiful drizzled over the asparagus and on the serving plate. Unique and refreshingly different contrast of flavors.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 22, 2011

Didn't care for the orange flavoring


68 Ratings

Feb 01, 2007

Wow, this was really a pleasant surprise! I really liked it. Changes I made: 1) I used 1 cup of orange juice to create more sauce; 2) I don't have a 12" frying pan with a lid, so I substituted a Dutch oven-it worked great; and 3) I turned down the heat after pulling the asparagus out so the sauce wouldn't burn (oranges have a high amount of sugar). Next time: 1)I may add cumin or other dried spice next time to thicken the glaze and spice it up, depending on the main dish and 2) to avoid undesireable day after "asparagus side effects," next time I will use broccoli. That's the only reason I would give 4 stars, but that's not the fault of the asparagus.

Nov 01, 2010

To me it was a little salty. Will try again but with less salt..

Jan 08, 2006

this gets a 5 star rating because it was very quick (about 7 minutes) and tasted delicious. i made the recipe exactly as it is and it turned out very well. i'm sure that adding pecans or other things would also be very good, but it is delicious without as well.

Nov 23, 2005

We love asparagus just about any way it is served, and this was one more easy and yummy way to serve it. Next time I will add some arrowroot to the orange juice before serving to thicken it so it will be more like a glaze.

May 03, 2011

These were really good as written. The only change I made was to use tangerine juice and zest. I also threw in some fresh tangerine slices during the last minute which was a hit.

Dec 10, 2010

I was looking for a side to have with my baja chicken and this was even better than it sounds. I followed the directions exactly and it was really easy to pull together and totally yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

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

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