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Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry

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Per Serving

Spring Asparagus Stir-Fry

Makes: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 rounded cup
Calories 70
Fat 3 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 2 g
Sugars 6 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 350 mg
Potassium 280 mg
Protein 3 g
Phosphorus 75 mg
Choices: Vegetable 1.5, Fat 0.5
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 rounded cup
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

2 Tbsp. naturally brewed, reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. honey or coconut nectar
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 large cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. grated fresh gingerroot
2 lbs. asparagus, ends trimmed, cut on diagonal into 2-inch-long pieces
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. sesame seeds, roasted or toasted

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce and the honey. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat. (Reduce the heat if the oil begins to smoke.) Add the garlic and the ginger and sauté until they're fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the thick-stemmed asparagus pieces and stir-fry them for 1 minute. Add the thin-stemmed asparagus pieces and stir-fry them for 1 minute. Add the asparagus tips and stir-fry them until they're tender-crisp, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the soy sauce-honey mixture and cook while tossing to fully coat the asparagus, about 1 minute. Sprinkle the mixture with salt. Transfer the asparagus with any remaining sauce to a serving bowl, sprinkle with the sesame seeds, and serve.
 
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