Orange-Glazed Asparagus

Orange-Glazed Asparagus


"Asparagus cooked in a skillet and topped with a fragrant glaze. Great with Cornish hens."


servings 73 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 149 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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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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  1. 68 Ratings


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 carefull...

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...

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

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...

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 ...

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.

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!

I thought this was good. As another reviewer much is a bunch? I know at the supermarket the asparagus is normally sold in bunches, but I don't know if they are "bunched" in an...

I thought this was pretty good but it could use some more spices. I opted out of the zest since my husband generally does not prefer the texture, however, if I make this again I will include it...