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Chilled Marinated Asparagus

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"'My mother had surgery a few years back in spring, so my two sisters and I were challenged to prepare dishes like this that would keep well and still taste great as leftovers,' recalls Nicole LeCroy of Nashville, Tennessee. 'Mom got her appetite back when she tried this cool and crunch asparagus that gets a flavor boost from soy sauce. It's a nice accompaniment to chicken, roast beef or ham.'"
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Ingredients

20 m servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. In a saucepan, combine the brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, oil, lemon juice and garlic powder. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Refrigerate until cool. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, bring 1/2 in. of water to a boil. Add asparagus. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water.
  2. Place asparagus in a large resealable plastic bag; add marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Drain and discard marinade. Place asparagus on a serving plate; sprinkle with pecans.

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INCREDIBLE! I used jlg83's advice and decreased the oil to 2 Tablespoons and the recipe was so good! I can't imagine using more than 1-2 Tablespoons of oil. I also omitted the pecans to decreas...

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This was okay, not something to rave about, especially the nasty baked on mess it left on my stove top as it simmered. I myself thought the taste was okay, but my husband and kids begged to diff...

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INCREDIBLE! I used jlg83's advice and decreased the oil to 2 Tablespoons and the recipe was so good! I can't imagine using more than 1-2 Tablespoons of oil. I also omitted the pecans to decreas...

I made this as a side dish at a grill out. Awesome! We couldn't stop picking at it and the dish was gone, even though it made alot. I did not add as much oil as it called for, and I think next ...

One word: Yum! I made slight changes/still great. Since the previous posters all thought it had more than enough oil I used 2Tb too. Since the soy gives it an Oriental flair I used sesame oil......

I made this recipe for a friend's 60th birthday party and got rave reviews. It was easy to make, looked great on the serving plate, and tasted wonderful. I increased the serving size to 30 and ...

My ex-boyfriend's mom always made this for Christmas. It tastes amazing! I got the recipe from her last year. The recipe she used only calls for about 2 tablespoons of oil, which would make it h...

Yum! I made these for Easter lunch this year and they were a hit. I was worried as I was preparing them because the marinade had a very strong aroma (not bad, just strong). My worries were un...

This recipe is five star all around - easy, delicious,and made ahead of time. All of my guests loved it. The asparagus looked beautiful on the platter, and would also be picnic friendly. The ...

This was okay, not something to rave about, especially the nasty baked on mess it left on my stove top as it simmered. I myself thought the taste was okay, but my husband and kids begged to diff...

This is delicious, and very easy to make. Perfect for a make-ahead dish for a picnic or potluck. Uses ingredients you already have on hand. I used Sesame oil also, and it gave the asparagus a...