Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings Recipe

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Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings
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  1. Trim thick asparagus ends; cut squash in half crosswise. Scoop out and discard squash seeds; slice squash into 1/4-inch rings.
  2. In large pan on top of stove, carefully cook squash rings, then asparagus in boiling, salted water until tender, but not overcooked. Drain each vegetable as soon as it's tender.
  3. Heat butter in medium skillet. Add sugar and walnuts. Stir over medium heat until sugar is light brown.
  4. Deglaze pan with lemon juice, vingar and cider. Cook, stirring constantly, to reduce by half.
  5. To serve, layer 3 acorn squash rings on each of 4 plates; put 4 asparagus spears thru acorn squash. Spoon sauce over.
  6. NOTE: To make clarified butter, slowly melt stick of butter over very low heat. Let solids settle to bottom; use oil (clarified butter) from top and discard solids.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 356.01 Kcal (1491 kJ)
Calories from fat 214.73 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.86g 37%
Cholesterol 37.86mg 13%
Sodium 9.62mg 0%
Potassium 1007.17mg 21%
Total Carbs 33.48g 11%
Sugars 8.26g 33%
Dietary Fiber 6.68g 27%
Protein 7.19g 14%
Vitamin C 34mg 57%
Iron 3.9mg 22%
Calcium 99.7mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 99.22 Kcal (415 kJ)
Calories from fat 59.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.65g 37%
Cholesterol 10.55mg 13%
Sodium 2.68mg 0%
Potassium 280.69mg 21%
Total Carbs 9.33g 11%
Sugars 2.3g 33%
Dietary Fiber 1.86g 27%
Protein 2g 14%
Vitamin C 9.5mg 57%
Iron 1.1mg 22%
Calcium 27.8mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.3
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • low cholesterol

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