Thai-Style Asparagus With Chiles, Garlic, & Basil

In a word....YUM!

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  • Heat a wok or large, deep skillet over high heat.
  • Add oil, making sure bottom of pan is completely oiled.
  • Add garlic and minced chile, toss until garlic begins to turn golden; about 15 seconds.
  • Add the asparagus; stir-fry until coated with oil, about 15 seconds.
  • Add the soy sauces, sugar, basil, and 1 T water; stir-fry until basil starts to wilt.
  • Serve hot.
  • Garnish with sliced chiles.
  • For Vegetarian do not use the fish sauce, use the soy sauce.
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  1. conni60640
    I was looking for something to perk up a dinner of leftover rotisserie chicken and some plain quinoa. I had some frozen asparagus and a bag of thai chilies in the refrigerator. I used sambal instead of the serrano chilis, added some jarred mushrooms but otherwise followed the recipe proportionately. I did dice up the thai chili and mixed it in just prior to serving instead of garnish slices. My chilis were medium sized birdseye, next time I'd do two of them. I mixed the chopped up chicken, quinoa and asparagus all together for a main dish. This recipe elevated a boring leftovers and pantry/freezer dinner to something that I would have hoped for in a planned meal! Can't wait to try it with nice fresh asparagus.
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  2. Dories Lori
    Who knew basil would be so delicious with asparagus! This dish was even better than restaurant dishes. I followed the recipe closely, using fish sauce and the dark soy. Guests did find the dish salty, but mostly loved it anyway. As written, this recipe will give sharp bursts of very hot heat. The next time I make it, for personal preference, I will mince all the peppers up instead of using them as a garnish. Here is a tip - if you want more control over the heat, you can remove some of the inside ribs, core and seeds from the peppers, chop them up, and simply add more until it is hot enough, as that is where most of the heat resides. Another tip - if you have access to an Asian market, they will sell Asian basils for much less than the supermarket prices. Thanks, GinnyP, for a top notch (and easy:-) ) veggie side dish! Hmmm... it was soooo tasty maybe I'll add chicken, pieces or minced, and turn it into a main dish. YUM YUM!
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  3. Ameliahead
    Wow this is so good! I added just a tiny bit of rice vinegar and some thin strips of smoked tofu (to make it a main dish). Yum, I will make this again.
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  4. FLYing4Me
    Yum! We love asparagus! I used soy instead of fish sauce and I did not have any fresh basil. Very good recipe!
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  5. Chez Arnow
    Very good. Used the sambal suggested by other reviewer. Had to give it 5 stars because my 8 year old, who normally doesn't like asparagus, asked for seconds!
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