Cast Iron

Asparagus and Pea Shoot Stir-Fry

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April  8, 2010
Author Notes

A simple dish that's ready in 5 minutes, this one really lets the flavor of fresh asparagus shine. I adore pea shoots raw, but also love them stir-fried, so I think they are perfect here. —WinnieAb

  • Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil, peanut oil, or sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus, rinsed well, trimmed, and sliced into pieces approximately 3 inches long
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tamari
  • 2 cups fresh pea shoots
  • pinch of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2-1 teaspoons Sambal Oelek chili sauce- optional
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Heat the oil in a wok or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Add the ginger and garlic and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes, until they begin to brown.
  2. Add the asparagus, mirin, rice vinegar and tamari to the pan and stir-fry another 2 minutes.
  3. Add the pea shoots and cook for another minutes before removing from the heat.
  4. Mix in the crushed red pepper and the optional chili sauce before serving.
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