Blanched Asparagus

Blanching asparagus shortens the cooking time, making it easier to combine with other, quicker-cooking vegetables in sautéed or stir-fry dishes.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut diagonally into 2" pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the asparagus and bring to a boil. Briefly blanch the asparagus, cooking in the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon and rinse with cold water. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and asparagus.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then the soy sauce. Cook until the asparagus is tender but still crisp. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. asparagus, cut diagonally into 2" pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped fresh gingerroot
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan with enough water to cover the asparagus and bring to a boil. Briefly blanch the asparagus, cooking in the boiling water for 1 minute. Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon and rinse with cold water. Drain.
  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and asparagus.
  • Cook for 1 minute, then the soy sauce. Cook until the asparagus is tender but still crisp. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium580mg
Total Carbohydrate5g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars3g
Protein3g