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Grilled asparagus with orange butter

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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Orange juice mellows asparagus spears, offering a balanced, summery flavour to this grilling favourite. Look for spears that are all the same thickness, so they'll cook evenly and at the same time.

Ingredients

Unsalted butter

2 tbsp(s), (30 ml) melted

Fresh orange juice

2 tbsp(s), (30 ml)

Table salt

1 tsp(s), (5 ml)

Black pepper

½ pinch, (2 ml) freshly ground

Uncooked asparagus

2 pound(s), (910 g) thin spears (about 48),

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Orange zest

1 tbsp(s), (15 ml) finely grated, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine butter, juice, salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Off heat, coat asparagus with cooking spray; set over direct heat. Grill, covered, turning once, until marked and tender, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and brush with butter mixture; garnish with zest.
  5. Serving size: 6 spears

Notes

For a pretty presentation, serve over orange slices.Use a flat, wide spatula to turn small asparagus spears on the grate.