ASPARAGUS WITH MANDARIN-PEPPER SAUCE
Asparagus with Mandarin-Pepper Sauce
- Cooking Time: 5
- Servings: 6
- Preparation Time: 10
- Spring is in the air. Young, tender asparagus - topped with easy-to-prepare Mandarin-pepper sauce - makes the perfect side dish for Easter ham or lamb. Colorful and flavorful, this nutrient-rich, low-fat sauce makes a great topping for grilled fish or poultry.
Gently combine Mandarin oranges, bell pepper, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil and ginger in a small bowl. Set aside. Sauce may be prepared ahead. Cook asparagus in a covered skillet, in a small amount of water, just until tender crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain. Arrange asparagus on a serving platter. Spoon Mandarin-pepper sauce over the asparagus; top with almonds. * To intensify flavor, toast almonds in a dry skillet over medium heat for 2 to 5 minutes, shaking often.