Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers

Szechuan Asparagus & Red Peppers
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Serve these spicy vegetables with slices of turkey or grilled chicken breast.
20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

Vegetables

1/4 cup
water
1 pound
fresh asparagus spears, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 small (1/2 cup)
onion, sliced 1/4-inch, separated into rings
1 large (1 cup)
red bell pepper, cut into 2x1/2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh ginger root*

Sauce

1 tablespoon
rice vinegar or cider vinegar
2 teaspoons
soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
sugar
1/2 to 1 teaspoon
chili puree with garlic
 
*Substitute 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger.

Directions

  1. Place water and asparagus in 2-quart casserole dish. Cover; microwave 3-4 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Drain; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in 10-inch skillet until sizzling; add onion. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until onion is softened. Add asparagus; continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until asparagus is crisply tender. Stir in bell pepper, garlic and ginger root. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until bell pepper is crisply tender. Remove skillet from heat.
  3. Combine all sauce ingredients in bowl. Add sauce to vegetables; toss to coat.

Recipe Tips

Chili puree with garlic is available in the Oriental section of large grocery stores.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
60
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
5g
Protein
2g
Fat
4g
Sodium
170mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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