Prep Time
10 Mins
Chill Time
1 Hour
Steam Time
7 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

This flavorful appetizer is a great addition to any buffet. You can trim last-minute prep time by making the sauce, cooking the asparagus, and refrigerating them in a serving dish the day before you're planning to serve.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 8 ingredients. Cover citrus sauce, and chill 1 hour.

Step 2

Snap off and discard tough ends of asparagus; remove scales with a vegetable peeler, if desired.

Step 3

Fill an asparagus steamer with 2 inches water, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Place asparagus, cut ends down, in steamer basket; place basket in steamer, cover, and steam 6 to 7 minutes or just until asparagus spears are tender.

Step 4

Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain.

Step 5

Arrange asparagus spears on serving platter. Garnish citrus sauce, if desired, and serve with asparagus.

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