Introduction: Spicy Asparagus

3 to 4 servings

This dish is wonderful in its simplicity of ingredients while packing a powerful punch.  It comes together in mere minutes, and I will assure you, if you like a bit of heat, you'll find this dish simply addicting.

Step 1: Ingredients

1 ½ lbs asparagus, tough ends trimmed, and cut into 2 inch pieces
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or put through a press
2 tablespoons sambal oelek (Chinese chili pepper paste)
2 teaspoons sesame oil
salt to taste

Step 2: Method

Heat a heavy fry pan over medium high heat.  Add oil and asparagus all at once.  Cook, stirring until asparagus begins turning brighter green and becomes slightly tender.  Add garlic and continuing stirring another 2 to 3 minutes.  Add sambal oelek and stir, coating all the asparagus.  Drizzle sesame oil all over the dish and taste.  Add a sprinkle of salt if necessary.
Serve hot.

Step 3:

Delicious, spicy, and EASY.

Comments

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canida (author)2012-03-26

This looks great!

I love all the flavors, and am always looking for more ways to use asparagus in season.

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AussieAnglerGal (author)2012-03-24

yum!

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MaryT8M (author)2012-03-21

DH LOVES The Garlic chili sauce you used (he has a whole collection of hot sauces) so you can bet we'll give this a try! It looks and sounds great! We're always looking for different veggie ideas.

Thanks for submitting this!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-03-20

Looks so beautiful and delicious!

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