Asparagus With Orange Ginger Sauce

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"A nice dress-up for steamed asparagus."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (153 g)
  • Calories 82.7
  • Total Fat - 3.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.2 g
  • Sugars - 5.1 g
  • Protein - 4.2 g
  • Calcium - 48.2 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 22.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Wash asparagus and snap off tough ends. Place in a steamer basket and steam until just tender, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

In a small saucepan, stir together juice, zest and cornstarch. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Let thicken and reduce while stirring with a whisk, about 3 minutes.

Step 3

Remove from heat and add grated ginger.

Step 4

Place asparagus on a serving plate and pour sauce over asparagus; top with toasted almonds.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Wow, such a simple and delicious recipe. The asparagus was just tender to the bite and the flavor of the sauce was wonderful. I did love the added texture and flavor the almonds gave to the sauce. Wouldn't change a thing......just perfection to a " T ".

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(4 Nov 2018)


What a wonderful recipe Mike. We really enjoyed the asparagus prepared this way. The asparagus was tender yet still firm while the sauce was out of this world good. I love the combination of orange and ginger, its a winner. Thank you for sharing this quick and easy to make recipe that has amazing flavor and great textures.

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(22 Apr 2015)


This is a great tasting asparagus recipe!!! The sauce is amazing and so easy to put together. The orange and ginger are a perfect tasting blend.

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(22 Mar 2014)

Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Another lovely recipe that adds a new dimension to asparagus. Quick easy to make sauce and the added almonds are perfect. Love the recipe Thanks Mike 3 June Made again and enjoyed just as much. I chopped the ginger very finely instead of grating. I'm sorry I rushed and forgot the almonds - they are still sitting on the kitchen counter

(11 May 2012)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

mmm what a delicious sauce for asparagus, a lovely tang to it, the combination of orange and ginger is wonderful, thanks for posting i will be making this one again for sure.

(2 Apr 2012)