Stir-Fried Asparagus with Slivered Almonds
Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies—I grew up in Stockton, California, where there's an annual festival to celebrate it. I like it best stir-fried.—Carolyn Sutter, Orangevale, California
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 3 tablespoons chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
- In a large skillet or wok, stir-fry asparagus in butter and oil for 2 minutes. Stir in the broth, lemon juice, soy sauce and pepper. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes or until asparagus is tender. Sprinkle with almonds.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 122 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.
Originally published as Stir-Fried Asparagus in Simple & Delicious May/June 2008