Free Recipe Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings

Recipe Type: Free Vegetable Recipes
Recipe Preparation: boil
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings Recipe

16 ea Asparagus stalks
1/2 c Chopped walnuts
2 x Small or medium acorn squash
1/4 c Fresh lemon juice
1 x Scauce:………………..
2 tb Cider vinegar
1/4 c Clarified butter (see note)
6 tb Apple cider
2 tb Sugar

Asparagus and Acorn Squash Rings Preparation

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

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