Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sichuan-style Asparagus Stir-fry | Vegan Chinese Recipes

Asparagus is in season now and I am making full use of it. We always love the simple oven roasted asparagus with salt, pepper and olive oil. But this time I made a PF Changs replica, Sichuan style Asparagus. Spicy, Salty and with a little zing from the ginger, it is a perfect side for your Chinese themed party. I made this as a side for my Tofu and Bell pepper Fried rice.

Ingredients:
Serves - 2
Asparagus - 1 bunch
Onion - 1/2 of a big one
Ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
Soy Sauce, Low sodium - 2 tbsp
Rice wine vinegar - 1 tbsp
Corn starch - 1 tsp
Brown Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 cup
Red chilli sauce - 1 tsp (I used Sriracha)
Sesame oil - 3 tsp

Method:
Wash and trim the ends of the asparagus. Slice on a bias. Whisk together soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, corn starch and red chilli sauce. Heat 1/2 tsp of oil in a skillet or wok in high heat and fry the onions until brown, about 3-4 minutes. The onions need not be fully cooked. Remove to a plate. Heat another 1/2 tsp of oil and fry the asparagus for about 5-7 minutes in high heat. Transfer to the plate of onions. Heat 2 tsp of oil and add the ginger paste. After a couple of seconds add the sauce mix and let it cook for 2 minutes. Add water now. When it starts to bubble, add the asparagus and onions. Mix well. Remove from heat and serve.
Notes: I did not add salt to this dish because the salt in the soy sauce is enough. You may add salt if needed.

9 comments:

  1. looks fantastic dear !! make me hungry now :)

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  2. Looks very tempting. Love the combination of Ginger and soy sauce.

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  3. Delicious and lovely looking stir fry.
    Deepa

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  4. I recently had this dish @ PF changs & has fallen for it.. Yummy & spicy recipe..

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  5. Very tempting and crunchy stir fry,i can finish the plate rite now.

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  6. wow very healthy combo and crunchy stir fry !! :) looks yumm !!

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