Asparagus with Orange-Cream Sauce and Cashews Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
<br>- 4 tablespoons butter
<br>- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 cups heavy cream
<br>- salt to taste
<br>- ground white pepper to taste
<br>- 1 large orange - peeled, sectioned, and cut into large pieces
<br>- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
<br>- finely grated orange zest for garnish
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
<br>step 2: Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in cream and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until lightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in orange pieces.
<br>step 3: Arrange asparagus on a serving platter, and season lightly with salt. Pour cream sauce over asparagus, and sprinkle with chopped cashews and orange zest. Serve immediately.
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Ingredients
- 2 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups heavy cream
- salt to taste
- ground white pepper to taste
- 1 large orange - peeled, sectioned, and cut into large pieces
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews
- finely grated orange zest for garnish

Directions
step 1: Place asparagus in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water. Cover and cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 4 minutes. Drain, and set aside.
step 2: Melt butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Gradually whisk in cream and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until lightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and white pepper. Remove from heat, and stir in orange pieces.
step 3: Arrange asparagus on a serving platter, and season lightly with salt. Pour cream sauce over asparagus, and sprinkle with chopped cashews and orange zest. Serve immediately.

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