Friday, 20 August 2010

Ginger Orange-Glazed Asparagus


Asparagus (along with potatoes and broccoli) are one of the few vegetables that I could eat on a daily basis. I love the stuff but like to try to jazz it up with different sauces. This side dish is so easy and I love that it's all done on the stove-top. It went wonderfully with steak and twice baked potatoes the other night. Delish! The orange glaze gives the asparagus a nice, light taste.
2 bunches asparagus, ends trimmed

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup orange juice (use the good stuff if you can)

2 pinches dried ginger

2 tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil

Lay asparagus in the bottom of a large 12-inch skillet with a lid; sprinkle with salt. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, ginger and oil. Pour orange juice mixture over asparagus and cover skillet with lid. Bring orange juice mixture to a boil. Cook for 4 minutes or until asparagus is al dente.

Remove asparagus from skillet and place in a serving dish. Boil orange juice mixture until it has reduced and has thickened to a glaze consistency - approximately 3 minutes. Pour mixture over asparagus and serve.
Servings: 4

2 comments:

Sandie (Sandie's Bitchin' Kitchen) said...

Laura,
This asparagus looks and sounds amazing! I LOVE asparagus, especially if it's been roasted!!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

I love asparagus too, Sandie. :) I especially love it drizzled with balsamic and feta!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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