Some kind of night! My pantry shelf broke. I spilled my entire packed lunch on the floor. I knocked over a lamp and picture frame. Sheesh. Some night!
My only saving grace? Cooking new fun recipes out of fun new cookbooks!
“Aspargus is an elegant vegetable as well as a healthy choice. It has significant amounts of vitamin C and folate and the phytochemical glutathione. Glutathione helps remove carcinogens from the body.”
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp finely minced garlic
1/4 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
Dash of Cayenne
Generous Dash of Salt
1 lb asparagus
2 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp minced garlic
1/8 tsp grated peeled ginger
1/4 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1. Preheat the broiler and line a baking pan with foil. Wash your asparagus. Then place asparagus on baking sheet.
2. In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Pour this onto the asparagus and mix.
3. Broil the asparagus about 6 inches from the heat source for about 8-12 minutes, turning once. The asparagus should be tender, but not mush.
4. While the asparagus is cooking, mix together the second sauce ingredients in a bowl (I just re-used the one from earlier!) . Stir briskly to dissolve the sugar.
5. Also, if you are a good multi-tasker, place your sesame seeds in a saute pan and cook over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch these carefully because they can burn fast!
6. Once the asparagus is lightly browned, place on a serving platter and drizzle the sauce over the asparagus.
7. Mix the sauce and the asparagus.
A delicious Asian-inspired twist to your typical asparagus recipe!
Cheers and happy evolving!