I served this for our Thanksgiving dinner and it was a BIG hit! It tastes better if marinated for at least 24 hours.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, and cook the asparagus until tender but crisp. Drain, and briefly immerse in cold water.

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  • In a large, resealable plastic bag, mix the rice vinegar, soy sauce, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, and pepper. Seal the asparagus in the bag. Marinate 24 hours in the refrigerator. Sprinkle the marinated asparagus with pecans and green onion to serve.

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The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

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Nutrition Facts

109 calories; protein 3.7g 7% DV; carbohydrates 6.1g 2% DV; fat 8.9g 14% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 526mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
This is a DELICIOUS recipe and so easy! I roasted the asparagus in the oven with a little olive oil and used part sesame oil as some others had suggested. I also cut the spears into about 2" pieces to make it easier to serve at a potluck - not as pretty but worked well. I also toasted the pecans a bit. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2004
This was OK but not anything that made me go "wow!" I think my problem was my asparagus wasn't as fresh as I would have liked and that imparted a bitter taste. I am going to try it again using fresh asparagus and sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. Read More
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60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2004
This is a DELICIOUS recipe and so easy! I roasted the asparagus in the oven with a little olive oil and used part sesame oil as some others had suggested. I also cut the spears into about 2" pieces to make it easier to serve at a potluck - not as pretty but worked well. I also toasted the pecans a bit. Read More
(36)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
I started making this dish with the intention of preparing it exactly as written. However after marinating the asparagus overnight I decided to ad lib the final touches. I tossed the marinated spears onto the grill at the last moment. After plating the beautifully grilled spears I added the green onion and sprinkled them with slivered almonds that had been toasted in the oven. THEY WERE DELICIOUS!! I will make this dish again and again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2003
Absolutely excellent recipe. I do not normally even particularly like asparagus, but this recipe was a tremendous hit with both me and my family. My parents both loved it...in fact, my dad raved about it for the entire weekend. I only marinated it for a couple of hours, and it still was divine. The next day, I'd left it in the bag with the marinade, and it was even better. Will be making this recipe again and again--a permanent favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2005
This is a fabulous dish to take to picnics or any summer gathering, actually anytime of year it is Great and easy easy! ( I use splenda,low sodium soy and roast the pecans) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/17/2004
This was OK but not anything that made me go "wow!" I think my problem was my asparagus wasn't as fresh as I would have liked and that imparted a bitter taste. I am going to try it again using fresh asparagus and sesame oil instead of vegetable oil. Read More
(17)
Rating: 2 stars
08/02/2004
My guests and I did not care for this recipe. I felt that the soy sauce flavor overpowered the dish (I followed the recipe exactly). I liked the idea of a cold marinated crisp asparagus dish but this did not do it for me. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2004
This is a wonderful salad/vegetable. I took it to a party last night and it was eaten with many raves. This morning I had to send the recipe to everyone attending. I did substitute l tablespoon sesame oil for 1 of the vegetable oil and added the sesame seeds as someone suggested. It was wonderful and so easy. You just need to plan ahead to marinate it. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/17/2005
i just made the asparagus i didn't add the onions or the pecans but we did not like this. maybe it's because of how long it was marinated? maybe i will make again but only use dressing at the time i serve it & will definitely toast pecans or cashews and add green onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2004
This was delicious!!! I will definately make this again. Read More
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