Friday, April 14, 2017

Sichuan Style Asparagus with Ginger and Garlic

A simple but delicious dish to enjoy with rice, other grains, or pasta. Other veggies like green beans, long beans, etc may be prepared the same way.

Instead of fresh or dried chiles, red pepper flakes or chili paste may be used.


1 lb Asparagus
2 Tbsp Oil
1-2 Hot chiles, fresh or dry
1/4 tsp Turmeric
2 Tbsp Ginger, minced
2 cloves Garlic, minced
1 pinch Sugar (optional)
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 pinch Salt & freshly ground pepper
1- 2 Tbsp Toasted Sesame seeds for garnish
Cilantro for Garnish

Wash, trim and slice the asparagus into 2" lengths. 

Heat a wok or skillet, add the oil, chiles, asparagus, turmeric, and the pinch of salt; cook stirring until beginning to soften - for about three to four minutes.

Mix in ginger and garlic, cook for about 30 seconds. 

Sprinkle the sugar if using and then the soy sauce. Stir to combine and remove from heat.

Add pepper if using and mix well. 

Serve hot garnished with sesame and cilantro. Enjoy!

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