Asparagus Cashew Stir-Fry
Quick, easy and delicious. An ideal week day dinner.
soy sauce, tamari
or vegetable stock
red pepper flakes
fresh, cut into 3" lengths (3 cups)
scallions, spring or green onions
sweet red bell peppers
dry roasted, unsalted, or raw slivered almonds
GARNISH: mandarin orange sections and toasted sesame seeds, optional Cook or reheat brown rice.
In small bowl, combine soy sauce and cornstarch. Stir in remaining sauce ingredients; set aside.
In a wok or large skillet, heat oil. Stir-fry asparagus, scallions, pepper, and garlic until vegetables are crisp/tender.
Stir sauce mixture; pour it over the vegetables and stir until it is thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; fold in cashews. Cover and cook 1 minute, until cashews are heated through.
VARIATIONS: - 3 to 4 cup broccoli florets may be substituted for asparagus; or add other veggies such as sliced mushrooms or thinly sliced carrots with the cashews, gently stir in 1 lb firm tofu cut into ½ inch cubes serve over pasta rather than rice; buckwheat noodles are good