Wednesday 18 July 2012

Ginger Asparagus with Cashews

From Easy Vegetarian, Ryland Peters and Small, 2007.

When I needed an accompanying vegetable dish, I turned to this quick stiry-fry.

The asparagus was cut in half and a little ginger was cut into fine sticks. These were stir-fried for a few minutes. Then some chopped roasted cashews were added with a little orange zest, some soy sauce and a touch of sesame oil. It only needed about a minute for this to heat through and it was ready.

While the orange zest added a nice contrast I found that the soy sauce and sesame oil were a little too strong for the more delicate flavour of the asparagus. Nevertheless, it was enjoyable and such a quick dish to make.

Taste: ✔✔✔
Ease of cooking: ✔✔✔✔✔

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