Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Asian Sesame Asparagus

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Here's another easy and light recipe that is a perfect side dish to most Asian-inspired main courses. Sesame oil is one of my favorite oils since it's so rich in flavor. The sauce can be tossed over other vegetables such as broccoli or a mixed medley to switch it up a bit. I know I always have problems coming up with tasty side dishes, so when I come across one I really enjoy I tend to stick to it and modify it a little here and there for variety. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water until begins to boil. Add the asparagus and cook until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.

Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar, red pepper flakes and garlic in a small bowl. Pour over asparagus and toss to coat. 

Chill until ready to serve (they are even pretty good chilled!).

Source: SK Original

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