Vietnamese Asparagus in Tamarind Sauce

2
Servings
15m
Prep Time
5m
Cook Time
20m
Ready In

Recipe: #35734

September 19, 2020



"A simple Vietnamese side dish."

Original recipe yields 2 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (375.6 g)
  • Calories 172.4
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 4910.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 25 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 18.5 g
  • Protein - 6.1 g
  • Calcium - 73.5 mg
  • Iron - 5.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 15.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Thoroughly wash and trim the asparagus and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Step 2

In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil and blanch asparagus for 3 minutes.

Step 3

In a colander, quickly rinse asparagus under cold running water and drain thoroughly.

Step 4

In a small bowl, mix warm water and tamarind pulp.

Step 5

Mash tamarind with a small spoon to extract as much of the juice as possible.

Step 6

Add cornstarch and sugar to tamarind juice and mix. Set aside.

Step 7

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet and saute the garlic and scallion until fragrant. Stir in asparagus for 2 minutes. Pour in tamarind mixture and fish sauce and toss all ingredients well over low heat until all vegetables are well coated.

Step 8

Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve warm.

Tips & Variations


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