1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1 to 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 to 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4 minutes. Add asparagus; simmer 3-5 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain.
In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; stir in the vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and ginger. Add carrots, asparagus, water chestnuts and parsley. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until heated through.