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Spicy Asparagus Stir Fry

Tips on cooking perfect asparagus by blanching and shock chilling, and a delicious Asian asparagus stir fry recipe.
Ingredients
  Asparagus 2 Bunch (200 gm), cut in to medium pieces
  Bell pepper 3 Medium, cut into long strips (green, yellow, and red)
  Sesame seed 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Hot chili flavored oil 1 Tablespoon
  Agave syrup 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a pan, boil some water and put asparagus in it. Cover it with lid and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Then, shock it in ice cold water for 2 minutes.
2. Then dip the bell pepper pieces into ice cold water. This will help it retain its color.
3. Take asparagus and bell pepper out of water, and lay them on kitchen towel.
4. In a dry pan, toast sesame seeds. Keep it aside.
5. In a bowl, combine sesame oil, soya sauce, hot oil, and agave syrup together. Mix it well.

MAKING
6. Heat a wok, drizzle olive oil in it. Put asparagus and bell pepper in it.
7. Sprinkle soya sauce, hot pepper oil, agave in it. Stir it well.
8. Then add some sesame seeds in the wok.

SERVING
9. If you wish to serve chill just toss bell pepper and asparagus with sauce mixture. Sprinkle sesame seeds before you serve.
10. Serve spicy asparagus with a lemon wedge garnish.

TIPS
Cut the woody part of asparagus, so that they cook perfectly.
You may also cook asparagus in steamer.
While toasting sesame seeds, keep shaking the pan. This will avoid the seeds from sticking at the bottom of the pan.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
VeganLife
Cuisine: 
Asian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Asparagus
Interest: 
Easy, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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