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Asian Marinated Asparagus

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"A delicious balance of sweet, salty, tangy, and spicy."
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2 h 15 m servings 117 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Fill a large bowl with with cold water; add ice.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil; cook asparagus in boiling water until bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain asparagus and plunge into ice water to stop cooking. Drain and transfer asparagus to a baking dish.
  3. Whisk soy sauce, rice vinegar, vegetable oil, agave nectar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl; pour marinade over asparagus, adding water if necessary to submerge asparagus. Cover baking dish and refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Drain marinade and sprinkle sesame seeds over asparagus before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 117 calories; 6.4 g fat; 13.2 g carbohydrates; 4.6 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 808 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Robin, your recipe was absolutely wonderful and received rave reviews this Easter. I followed the recipe pretty closely with just a couple of exceptions, steamed asparagus instead of boiling an...

Excellent recipe!! Didn't have agave nectar so subbed honey.

this is what happened after I made it according to directions and allowing it to marinade @5 hours. my wife had to wolf down 5 just to ,"make sure it's spiced correctly." I loved watching her, ...

I didn't care for the flavor of this.

This is a great summer side, because it is delicious cold. We really liked the crunch of barely-cooked asparagus. I cooked mine for 3 minutes in the microwave with very little water. When I m...