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Asparagus With Thai Dipping Sauce

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This asparagus recipe can be easily prepared to serve as a side in a meal or as a healthy snack. The lightly cooked asparagus is drizzled with a thai flavored dipping sauce that can be served on the side too. The sauce is a savory mix of lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, garlic and chili paste.
Ingredients
  Asparagus 500 Gram (1 Pound, About 24 Stalks)
  Lime juice 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon (15 Milliliter)
  Thai fish sauce/Soy sauce 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Water 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Rice vinegar/Cider vinegar 15 Milliliter (1 Tablespoon)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chili paste/Sweet and hot thai chili sauce 1⁄4 Teaspoon (1 Milliliter, Hot)
Directions

Cut 1 inch/2.5 cm from bottom of asparagus stalks.
Peel stalks about 2 inches/5 cm up from bottom if stalks are thick.
Bring large skillet of water to boil.
Add asparagus and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until asparagus is bright green and stalks bend slightly when held up.
Drain well and place on serving dish.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, whisk together lime juice, sugar, fish sauce, water, vinegar, garlic and chili paste.
Drizzle over asparagus or use as dipping sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Thai
Course: 
Side Dish
Servings: 
6

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