Asian-Style Asparagus

Asian-Style Asparagus is a delicous, easy and quick (20) minute recipe for a spicy Chinese side. Tender, fresh asparagus spears are simmered on the stovetop in a sesame-ginger sauce for a dish that will rival the best Chinese restaurants. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (2 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (7) Servings. Asian-Style Asparagus will be loved by all of your family, friends and gasian-style asparagusuests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp tahini (pureed sesame seeds)
1 tsp chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
1 Tbsp granulated no-calorie sweetener
1 pinch crushed red pepper
48 medium size asparagus spears, trimmed, peeled, cleaned

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a food processor or blender, combine everything except the asparagus and mix until thoroughly blended. Set aside.

2. Cut the asparagus into two-inch pieces, on a diagonal.

3. Half fill a large skillet with water, cover and bring to a boil. Add the asparagus and simmer just until crisp-tender (approx. 4-5 minutes). Drain well but do not rinse.

4. Transfer to a serving bowl. Pour the sauce over the hot asparagus and toss to coat. Serve warm or at room temperature.

YIELD: 7 Servings.
Serving Size: About 2/3 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (2 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1/2

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 60, Total Fat: 3.5g, Saturated Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 135mg, Sugars: 3g, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 3g

Original recipe and image from: McNeil Nutritionals LLC. http://recipes.splenda.com/recipes/1397336-Asparagus-with-Sesame-Ginger-Sauce

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