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sweet and spicy asparagus


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  • 1 pounds asparagus, ends discarded and cut into 3rds
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground white pepper
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


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Step 1

1) Diagonally cut asparagus into 3 inch pieces.
2) In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sugar, chili flakes and pepper. Set aside.
3) Heat a large sauté pan over high heat. Add 1/2 cup water and asparagus. Cover and cook until asparagus is still crisp to the bite, about 2 to 3 minutes. Uncover and pour off any remaining water.
4) Add oil, garlic and ginger to pan with asparagus. Sauté until lightly browned.
5) Add soy sauce mixture. Bring to a boil. Cook until sauce coats asparagus.
6) Sprinkle in toasted sesame seeds. Transfer to a serving platter. Serve immediately

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