Monday, June 9, 2008

amazing spicy asparagus


What you see above is a wok full of the most amazing smells you have ever smelled.
It is 2 tablespoons of peanut oil, 1 trimmed and chopped stalk of lemon grass, 1 inch of galangal which is easily found in our local thai markets,( it is a cousin of ginger, a bit firmer and a little more lemony) 2 chopped serranos stir fried until golden.
Add one pound of asparagus and cook for about 3 minutes. Stir in one teaspoon sugar, 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce,1 tablespoon plus a dash of fish sauce and toss together. Just before removing from heat toss in a hand full of chopped cilantro and crushed roasted peanuts.

Plate and serve with a squeeze of lime juice.

Weep with joy at how wonderful this tastes and smells.

<3,
jamey

3 comments:

Bronwyn said...

That looks DELICIOUS! You actually made me want to eat vegetables. Can I hire you as my personal menu planner?
I love you.

Candice R said...

I am going to make this tonight. It looks fabulous!

Question. Does fish sauce have a shelf life limit?

jamey r said...

Its fermented fish juice...like literally juice of fish being pressed between boards...does it matter?
I try really hard not to think to hard about it.