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Meal Type:
Total Time:
Cook Method: Stove
Cuisine: Italian
     Serving Size: 4 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 61
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Unsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
Sodium 22mg
Total Carbohydrate 3g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A  9%Vitamin C  8%
Calcium  4%Iron  7%
Potassium  3%Vitamin E  2%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Asparagus with Sesame Citrus Sauce

Date Added: June 11, 2009


1 Tablespoon Fresh Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds
1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
1 Teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice (2 lemons) divided
3/4 Pound Asparagus
1 Tablespoon Butter or margarine
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1. Prepare the asparagus.

2. Snap off bases of spears and discard. Cut into 1-inch pieces.

3. Bring a small amount of salted water to boil in a saucepan; add asparagus and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp-tender.

4. (Micro-zap about 5 minutes.) Arrest cooking by rinsing in cold water.

5. Drain. Set aside. Prepare sauce by pre-measuring and having ingredients available.

6. Melt butter in saucepan. Add seeds and cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes over moderate heat, until browned.

7. Add lemon juice, orange juice, then oil, in that order, stirring.

8. Taste. Salt only if too bitter. Add asparagus to sauce, and toss until coated.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-sodium with 22mg per serving and low-cholesterol with 7.75mg per serving

Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Lemon, Butter, Asparagus, Sulfites, Sesame Seeds, Fructose Malabsorption allergies.
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