Orange Glazed Asparagus

Asparagus is a seasonal vegetable and spring is the best time to enjoy it.


This Orange Glazed Asparagus is easy to prepare and the orange juice reduction adds sweetness to it.


  • 1 bunch medium thick asparagus
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice


Source: adapted from Pam Anderson

Prep time: 10 minutes;  Cook time: 10 minutes;  Serves 3


Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-2-300x200Snap off the tough end of asparagus. It breaks off naturally when you bend it.
Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-3-300x200Toss asparagus spears with salt. Arrange in a large (12-inch) skillet. Add oil and orange juice to the skillet.
Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-4-300x200Cover with lid. Turn on burner to high. Cook for 5 minutes. Check asparagus with the tip of a knife to make sure that it is tender.
Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-5-300x200Lift cooked asparagus to a serving dish, leaving orange juice in pan.
Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-6-300x200Continue to cook until pan juices reduce to a glaze consistency, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Orange-Glazed-Asparagus-7-300x200Pour glaze over asparagus and serve.

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  1. Eric

    No matter how my mom makes them, we both agree that we’re not going to experiment with asparagus any more (my dad eats anything so he obviously said it was ok). I can’t describe why the flavour of the asparagus turns me off, but the texture of the vegetable is okay. Just a personal preference I guess.

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