Wednesday, June 13, 2007

RECIPE of the Day - 6/13/2007

This is a really great accompaniment to Orange Chicken, Mongolian Beef or just about any Chinese entree. This has the most wonderful flavor and texture; even people who aren't crazy about asparagus seem to really like it prepared this way.

Sesame Asparagus

1 large bunch asparagus, ends trimmed
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (white or black)

Use a vegetable peeler to trim any tough parts of the asparagus stalks. Pour about 2 inches of water into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus, cover, and cook until tender, 3 to 7 minutes (depending on size). Drain and transfer to a platter.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the vinegar, soy sauce, and oil. Spoon the dressing over the asparagus and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

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