Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Sesame Ginger Asparagus

Sesame Ginger Asparagus

Thin asparagus always makes an elegant side dish. Sprinkle it with a hint of red pepper flakes for an impressive presentation. This dish is lovely served with a fish main course.

prep 10 minutes
cook 15 minutes
makes 4 accompaniment serving

3/4 kilo thin asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy souce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 teaspoon sesame oil

1. In 12 inch skiller, heat 1 cup water to boiling over high heat. add asparagus; heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. cover and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until asparagus is tender crisp. Drain asparagus in colander, then immediately plunge into large bowl of ice water to stop cooking; drain thoroughly.

2. Carefully wipe skiller dry with paper towels. add canola oil; heat oil over high heat until hot. add asparagus, ginger, soy souce, and crushed red pepper, and cook 1 to 2 minutes or just until asparagus is heated through. remove skiller from heat; stir in sesame seeds and sesame oil.

each serving about 90 calories, 4g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 5g total fat( 0.5g saturated) 4g fiber, 0mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium

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