Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds Recipe
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Stir-Fried Asparagus with Sliced Almonds Recipe

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"Here's one of my very favorite recipes for that first early-spring asparagus," writes Marie Hattrup from Sparks, Nevada. "Stir-frying keeps the texture crisp but tender; lemon and soy sauce make for a light tasty coating, and the toasted almonds add a flavorful crunch."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a skillet or wok, heat oil; stir-fry the asparagus, onion and garlic over medium-high heat until tender. Add the almonds, lemon juice, soy sauce and lemon peel; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Asparagus in Country Woman March/April 2005, p40

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 31, 2012

"We liked this a lot. It was easy to make and very flavorful even though I left out the lemon rind (on purpose) and the shredded Parmesan garnish (by mistake). It really didn't need the cheese. I'll be making this again and again when I need a quick and delicious way to serve asparagus."

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2010

"At this time of year, we get tired of eating the vegetable in season. This was wonderful and I didn't just taste that same old asparagus again!"

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