Steamed Asparagus With Ginger Garlic Sauce

"This is a great side dish with grilled meats or Asian entrees. It goes especially well with grilled flank steak and rice. From Gourmet, April 1995."
 
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Ready In:
15mins
Ingredients:
13
Serves:
4-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serves 4 as an entree with rice or 6 as a side dish.

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Reviews

  1. ellie_
    Delicious change for asparagus but I used a bit less asparagus than called for and subbed white wine for the sherry. We served this with recipe#254959 for a delicious and almost no work dinner! Thanks for sharing this keeper. Made for ZWT6.
     
  2. VLizzle
    Maked this for ZWT4 for team Los Jefes de la Cocina. I followed the recipe as is and served it with Jasmine Rice and the flank steak (as suggested). I loved it and will definitely make it again!
     
  3. MamaJ
    I loved this recipe! I made it exactly as written and wouldn't change a thing. The garlic and ginger may be a little intense for little ones, though. Made for ZWT4. Thanks for a quick and easy side dish lazyme!
     
  4. Kittencalrecipezazz
    Great recipe for asparagus, we really enjoyed this dish, thanks hon!...Kitten :)
     
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