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Spicy Asparagus With Red Bell Pepper And Herbs

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), peeled, finely chopped
  Red bell pepper 1 , cored, seeded, diced
  Jalapeno 1 , seeded, finely chopped
  Scallions 4 , trimmed, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  Salt To Taste
  Fresh basil 2 Tablespoon, snipped
  Fresh mint 2 Tablespoon, snipped
  Fresh asparagus 2 Pound, tough ends snapped off and discarded, stalks loosely tied together with kitchen string
  Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot, bring slightly salted water to a boil
2. In a Dutch oven over medium flame, heat olive oil, add garlic and saute till it is soft and fragrant
3. Add bell pepper, jalapeno, white portion of the scallions and a pinch of salt; saute all of these till the red bell pepper begins to turn soft; add basil, mint and the green of scallions and turn the heat off
4. In the boiling water, add asparagus and blanch them till bright green and crisp-tender; drain quickly and add to the saute
5. Add butter and season with more salt and pepper

SERVING
6. Serve as required

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
German
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Blanching
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pepper

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