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Asparagus Chicken Mousse with Orange Butter


Sophisticated presentation and awfully tasty. Chicken and asparagus mousse, decorated with asparagus tips and served with an orange butter.















12 ounces asparagus
reserve tips
2 large eggs
2 ounces chicken
2 tablespoons sour cream
6 tablespoons light cream (half&half)
teaspoon salt
teaspoon black pepper
to taste
1 each oranges
juiced and zest (in largish pieces) separated
¼ cup butter
1 x salt
to taste
1 x black pepper
to taste
1 x orange segments
for garnish


Trim off tips of asparagus to and even height and set aside.

Cook the spears in well salted boiling water for several minutes, then transfer to ice water and cool quickly. Remove and pat dry with toweling.

Place the asparagus spears in a food processor with 2 eggs, chicken, sour cream, half and half, salt and pepper to taste. Process until the mixture is smooth.

Butter stainless steel rings (2½ inches in diameter) that are roughly 2½ inches high. Place in a roasting dish or pan that will perform as a baine marie.

Cook the asparagus tips (just barely) and cool in ice water.

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

Line the circumference of the rings with tips, spaced evenly, so that about ½ inch sticks above the ring.

Ladle the mousse into the rings taking care that the asparagus tips remain in place.

Pour boiling water into the roasting pan to about ⅓ of the height of the rings. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small pot, blanch the orange zest to remove bitterness.

Remove then add the orange juice and ½ of the zest to the pot, bring to the boil and reduce until syrupy.

Add butter in small amounts, whisking constantly and season with salt or pepper. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Transfer rings of mousse to a serving plate. Use a sharp knife to run around the ring to help loosen the mousse and remove the rings upward.

Pour the orange butter around the mousse. Garnish with the remaining orange zest and orange segments. Serve immediately.

reduce the orange juice along with the orange zest


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 157g (5.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 23777% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 211mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugars g
Protein 16g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 7% Iron 9%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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