Asparagus roasted in orange juice

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Asparagus roasted in orange juice


  • 450g medium asparagus, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Orange sauce
  • 300ml orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Zest of 1 orange


  1. Preheat oven to gas mark 6/200ºC/400º(fan oven 180º)
    Toss the asparagus in olive oil; place in low-sided pan in single layer. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until a fork pierces stalk easily. 
    For sauce: 
    Bring orange juice to boil; cook until reduced by half. During last minute of boil add lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and rose water. Pour juice over asparagus. Sprinkle with zest.

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