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Candied Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small shallot, peeled, chopped
  • 1 orange, zested, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

Instructions

  1. Heat grill or broiler. Brush asparagus with 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with salt, if desired. Grill or broil asparagus 3 minute or until tender, turning occasionally.
  2. In skillet, cook shallots and 1 teaspoon orange zest in remaining oil 2 minutes or until shallots are tender.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup orange juice, maple syrup and chipotle peppers, cook 2 minutes or until heated through.
  4. Place asparagus on serving platter. Drizzle with orange sauce. Garnish with orange zest, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings