Thursday, August 30, 2012

Citrus Asparagus

2 ---------------------tablespoons reduced-fat margarine
1 ---------------------clove garlic , minced
Juice of 1 Large orange (about 1/4 cup)
1 -1/4 ---------------teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/4 -------------------teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 -------------------teaspoon grated orange peel
Salt (optional)
Nonstick olive oil cooking spray
1 ---------------------small onion , diced
1 ---------------------pound fresh asparagus , lower half of stalks peeled
2/3 ------------------cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 ------------------cup water
1) For the ORANGE SAUCE ; heat maragarine in a small saucepan over medium heat . Add garlic ; cook and stir 2 minutes or until soft . Stir in orange juice ; bring to a boil . Add vinegar and mustard ; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes . Remove from heat and add orange peel . Season to taste with salt , if desired .Reserve and keep warm .
For ASPARAGUS ; spray medium saucepan with cooking spray ; heat over medium-high heat . Add onion ; cook and stir 2 minutes . Add asparagus , bell pepper and water . Reduce heat to medium low . Cpver and simmer 7 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender . Remove vegetables with slotted spoon to serving dish ; serve with reserve Orange Sauce .
Make 4 servings

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