Fresh, simple, and nutritious, this beautiful dish is one of my favorites. With its diuretic and mild laxative action, asparagus is a wonderful vegetable for detoxifying your body. It is also calming to your nerves.
- Wash the asparagus well as directed above.** Steam or boil for 6-10 minutes, or until just tender and still bright green. Arrange on a serving plate with the tips facing the same way.
- Heat the sesame oil in a small saucepan and sauté the ginger until light golden. Add the remaining ingredients except the cornstarch mixture. Bring to a boil and thicken with the cornstarch mixture. Remove from the heat and drizzle the sauce over the asparagus immediately.
*To make fresh ginger juice, simply grate some fresh ginger, then manually squeeze the pulp.
**Asparagus can sometimes be very sandy and gritty-tasting, so here are a few tips for preparing it. Soak first in warm water for about 10-15 minutes. Wash each stalk separately under running water and check for bad spots and grit. Cut off the small ears that run up the sides if you find a lot of grit hiding there. Trim the bottom of each spear, usually the last inch or so, and cook as directed.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
Calories: 98, Fat 3.6g (32 cal), Carbohydrate 12.3g (49 cal), Protein 4.1g (17 cal)
Added information: Saturated Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 506mg, Dietary Fiber 3g