Marinated Asparagus

Course : Asparagus
Serves: 4
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1 1/2 pounds asparagus -- fresh =or=-
10 ounces frozen asparagus
1 teaspoon orange peel -- finely shredded
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Place steamer basket in 1/2" water in saucepan or skillet (water should not touch bottom of basket. Place asparagus spears in basket. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Steam until crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately rinse under running cold water; drain. Shake remaining ingredients in tightly covered container; pour over asparagus. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours, turning asparagus occasionally; drain. Garnish with orange slices if desired. 4 servings (about 5 spears)

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