Asparagus with Broiled Spiced Tangerines

Prep time: 10min
Total time: 20min
Serves 8
2
asparagus bunches, ends trimmed
0
3
tangerines
0
1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 mL
1/4 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 mL
1/8 tsp
ground cayenne pepper
0.5 mL
1/4 tsp
each salt and pepper, divided
1 mL
1 tbsp
pure natural liquid honey
15 mL
1 tbsp
extra virgin 100% olive oil
15 mL
1⁄8 of the recipe
calories
50
fat
2 g
saturated fat
0.3 g
carbs
7 g
protein
1 g
fibre
1 g
sodium
75 mg

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Blanch asparagus for 1 to 2 min., depending on thickness. Immediately transfer asparagus to a bowl of ice water to cool. Remove and pat dry. Refrigerate until needed.

  2. Preheat oven to broil. Slice 2 tangerines in half crosswise. Zest the third and set zest aside. Mix cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne and half the salt and pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle cut sides of tangerines with spice mix and set them, spice side up, in a foil-lined roasting pan. Spoon honey overtop of each half.

  3. Toss asparagus with oil and remaining salt and pepper and place in a single layer in the pan alongside fruit. Broil in top third of oven until honey has caramelized and asparagus is lightly blistered, about 4 to 5 min. Transfer asparagus to a platter, slice fruit into wedges and arrange alongside. Garnish with the reserved zest.