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steamed asparagus with ginger garlic sauce

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vicki Butts (lazyme)
Grapeview, WA

This is a great side dish with grilled meats or Asian entrees. We think it goes especially well with grilled flank steak and rice. From Gourmet, April 1995.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For steamed asparagus with ginger garlic sauce

  • 2 lb
    asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp
    sherry or scotch
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    ginger, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame seeds, toasted
  • cooked rice, accompaniment

How To Make steamed asparagus with ginger garlic sauce

  • 1
    In a steamer set over boiling water, steam asparagus, covered, until just crisp-tender, about 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer asparagus to a colander and rinse under cold water to stop cooking. Drain asparagus well.
  • 2
    In a 1-cup measure, stir together cornstarch and water until dissolved and stir in soy sauce, Sherry or Scotch, sugar, salt and sesame oil.
  • 3
    Heat a wok or large heavy skillet over high heat until hot and add vegetable oil. Heat vegetable oil until hot but not smoking and stir-fry gingerroot and garlic 30 seconds. Add asparagus and stir-fry 30 seconds. Stir cornstarch mixture and add to asparagus. Bring liquid to a boil, stirring, and stir-fry mixture until asparagus is well coated. Sprinkle asparagus with sesame seeds and toss.
  • 4
    Serves 4 as an entree with rice or 6 as a side dish.

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