Chilled Ginger Asparagus

Southern Living
Makes 4 servings


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3/4 cup rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pound fresh asparagus
1 garlic clove, minced
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt


Bring vinegar and ginger to a boil in a small saucepan; boil 7 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar; set aside.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Place asparagus and water to cover in a large skillet, and bring to a boil; remove from heat, and drain.

Plunge asparagus into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain. Arrange asparagus spears on a serving platter.

Stir together garlic and next 4 ingredients. Drizzle over asparagus; cover and chill 30 minutes. Drizzle vinegar mixture over asparagus; cover and chill 1 hour.

Created date

August 2002