Stir-Fried Spicy Asparagus
your taste buds with this fresh spring side dish! For less spiciness, remove
seeds and ribs from the chili pepper before chopping.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
1 ½ pounds
pencil-thin asparagus (can substitute larger asparagus, split lengthwise)
tablespoon vegetable oil
tablespoon grated ginger
1 Fresno chile
or other fresh hot pepper, finely chopped
handful of basil, mint and cilantro leaves
- Snap off
and discard the tough bottoms of each asparagus spear. Cut the asparagus into
- In a wok or
cast-iron skillet, heat the oil until nearly smoking. Add the asparagus, season
generously with salt and pepper and stir well, making sure the asparagus is
coated and glistening with oil.
- Continue to
stir-fry over high heat for about 1 minute, until the asparagus looks bright
green and barely cooked.
- Add the
garlic, ginger and chile; stir-fry for 30 seconds more.
- Transfer to
a serving platter and scatter leaves on top. Serve immediately.
Recipe adapted from New