Sweet and sour asparagus

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Sweet and sour asparagus
Sweet and sour asparagus

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...tastes very good!

Jerry, aka Chef)
This is delicious!
Servings:Serves 2 to 4
Calories per serving:92
Ready in:18 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:8 minutes
Recipe author:Chef
First published:31st October 2012
Huge asparagus

This is my variation on a recipe I have often used that has been modified for our huge asparagus stalks that have shot up, unnoticed. They have not gone to seed and are probably still usable, but only just. This was an absolute success. Really tasty and a wonderful mix of flavours. If you have small amounts of home grown asparagus but not enough for a normal vegetable side-dish, this is an excellent recipe.


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Mise en place

If the asparagus are really tough:

  1. Use a speed peeler to strip any thick skin.
  2. blanch them for a few minutes in boiling water.


  1. Heat the oil, add the asparagus slices and stir-fry for 4 minutes.
  2. Mix the cornflour with a tablespoon of cold water and set aside.
  3. Add the ginger and garlic and stir fry for a minute or until the garlic starts to colour.
  4. Add the sugar, vinegar, wine or sherry, soy sauce, lemon juice and salt and heat for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the cornflour mix, stir-fry for 1 minute and serve.

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