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Rating: 5/5 (2 votes cast)

Meal Type: Side Dish
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: American
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 272
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 8g
Unsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 31mg
Sodium 483mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 11g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A  13%Vitamin C  27%
Calcium  5%Iron  7%
Potassium  9%Vitamin E  3%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings

Recipe Tags: Vegetable Recipes

Date Added: June 11, 2009


2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cider Vinegar
1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
6 Tablespoons Apple Cider
1/2 Cup Walnut chopped
16 Asparagus Stalks
2 Spaghetti Squash or medium acorn squash small
1/4 Cup Clarified Butter (see note)
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1. Trim thick asparagus ends; cut squash in half crosswise.

2. Scoop out and discard squash seeds; slice squash into 1/4-inch rings.

3. In kettle, carefully cook squash rings, then asparagus in boiling, salted water until tender.

4. Don't overcook. Drain each vegetable as soon as it's tender.

5. Heat butter in medium skillet. Add sugar and walnuts.

6. Stir over medium heat until sugar is light brown.

7. Deglaze pan with lemon juice, vinegar and cider.

8. Cook, stirring constantly, to reduce by half.

9. To serve, layer 3 acorn squash rings on each of 4 plates; put 4 asparagus spears through acorn squash.

10. Spoon sauce over. NOTE: To make clarified butter, slowly melt stick of butter over very low heat.

11. Let solids settle to bottom; use oil-clarified butter on top.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 13% of your daily recommended intake per serving. This recipe is high in Vitamin C with 27% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Wheat, Lemon, Tree Nuts, Butter, Gluten, Asparagus, Sulfites, Walnuts, Natural Sweeteners, Fructose Malabsorption, Vinegar, Apple allergies.
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