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Spicy Asparagus with Red Bell Pepper and Herbs

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  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

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

6. Serve as required

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 528 Calories from Fat 258

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 29 g45.2%

Saturated Fat 10.3 g51.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 32.3 mg10.8%

Sodium 443.4 mg18.5%

Total Carbohydrates 58 g19.3%

Dietary Fiber 26.8 g107.1%

Sugars 24.5 g

Protein 25 g50.7%

Vitamin A 295.2% Vitamin C 412.9%

Calcium 41.9% Iron 131.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Spicy Asparagus With Red Bell Pepper And Herbs Recipe