Asparagus and Red Peppers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

Asparagus with an oriental taste. You can microwave the asparagus or cook it on your stove top. You may find the chili puree in the Oriental section at your grocery store.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 14 cup water
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus spear, cut into 2 inch pieces (24 spears)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion, cut in 1/4 inch slices (1/2 cup)
  • 1 large red pepper, cut into 2 by 1/2 inch pieces (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh gingerroot, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar or 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 12 teaspoon sugar
  • 12-1 teaspoon chili-garlic sauce


  1. Place water and asparagus in 2-quart casserole.
  2. Cover; microwave on HIGH until asparagus is bright green (3 minutes).
  3. Drain; set aside.
  4. Add butter into a skillet and saute onion over medium high heat.
  5. Add asparagus; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until crisply tender (1 to 2 minutes).
  6. Stir in red pepper, garlic and gingerroot.
  7. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until red pepper is crisply tender (1 to 2 minutes).
  8. Remove skillet from heat.
  9. Stir together all sauce ingredients in small bowl.
  10. Add to vegetables; toss to coat.


Most Helpful

This went really well with our Asian style dinner tonight. I halved it to serve 3 but left the sauce amount the same. If I was making it for 6 I'd double the sauce I think. Thanks for a quick, crunchy, tasty side dish. Oh, and I used vegetable oil rather than butter as I felt it went more with tonights other dishes.

JustJanS August 24, 2003

I made this a few days ago, but forgot to review it! This was a delicious and lovely dish that Cam and I both enjoyed. Very easy to put together too.

Queen Dana June 05, 2010

This made a great side for tonights grilled chicken and brown rice. I omitted the sauce as I never use soy sauce and we loved them cooked to the recipe and them just sprinkled with a bit of pink sea salt. The green and red are beautiful together and make a delicious and healthy side.

Annacia March 30, 2010

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