I'm a little late on getting this one posted. This is my May recipe for Number 10 on the Birthday list: Use my cookbooks to create a dish once per month. This one was worth waiting for. It's on the left in the picture above.
Asparagus with Oyster Sauce and Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup chicken stock
4 tsp oyster sauce
4 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp corn starch
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp minced ginger root
1 1/2 lbs asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
1. In a small saucepan, combine first 8 ingredients. Mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Set aside.
2. Cook asparagus in boiling water for 4 minutes or until tender. Drain and place in serving dish. Pour sauce over and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Serves 4: 85 calories per serving
Taken from Rose Reisman's Enlightened Home Cooking Copyright 1996
The sauce is what makes this recipe. IT. WAS. AMAZING. Sometime in the near future, I think I will just make a big batch of the sauce (maybe like 5x) and put it in a container in the fridge to use when I can stirfry and other asian dishes. Even if you dont like asparagus, give this sauce a try. It is soooooo good.