Asparagus with Orange Saffron Sauce

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Saffron, tarragon and orange help to flavor this delightful asparagus dish.

45
Calories
4g
Protein
8
Servings

Ingredients

1/2 c chicken broth
5 threads saffron
1/2 t dried tarragon leaves
1 t grated orange rind
1/4 c fresh orange juice
1/4 t salt
1 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt
2 lb asparagus (tough ends trimmed)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
45
Calories from Fat: 
5
Sodium: 
100mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
7g
Dietary Fiber: 
2g
Sugars: 
5g
Protein: 
4g
Vitamin A: 
20%
Vitamin C: 
20%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
15%

Preparation:

Step 1

In a medium sauté pan, bring broth to a boil.

Step 2

Turn off heat, add saffron and tarragon.

Step 3

Cover and let stand for 4 minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and add orange rind, orange juice and salt.

Step 5

Whisk yogurt into the broth mixture.

Step 6

Return pan to stove top and heat through cooking for about 1-2 minutes, being careful not to boil to avoid separating the yogurt.

Step 7

Prepare a large bowl with ice water.

Step 8

Fill a large stock pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.

Step 9

Place the asparagus in boiling water until they turn bright green (about 2-5 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus).

Step 10

Remove asparagus from the pot and place into ice water to stop the cooking process.

Step 11

Remove the asparagus from ice water quickly to retain heat.

Step 12

Place asparagus on a warm serving platter and garnish with orange saffron sauce.

Ingredients

1/2 c chicken broth
5 threads saffron
1/2 t dried tarragon leaves
1 t grated orange rind
1/4 c fresh orange juice
1/4 t salt
1 c Stonyfield Organic Low Fat Plain Yogurt
2 lb asparagus (tough ends trimmed)
Nutrition Information: 
Calories: 
45
Calories from Fat: 
5
Sodium: 
100mg
Total Carbohydrate: 
7g
Dietary Fiber: 
2g
Sugars: 
5g
Protein: 
4g
Vitamin A: 
20%
Vitamin C: 
20%
Calcium: 
8%
Iron: 
15%

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