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Organic Sweet Chili Pepper Asparagus Secret Weapon Recipe

Angie Power lives in Northern California. She enjoys clean eating, good health, crafting, and writing.

Sweet chili pepper asparagus

Sweet chili pepper asparagus

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

7 min

10 min

17 min

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound organic asparagus spears
  • 2 small organic sweet chilis, sliced
  • 3 small organic garlic cloves (or 2 large cloves), chopped fine
  • 4 thin slices fresh organic ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional)
  • Toasted sesame oil

Instructions

  1. Peel the garlic and chop fine. You can use a garlic press for this step, but I find chopping garlic by hand to be soothing. I take advantage of the opportunity to chop garlic whenever my recipes call for it.
  2. Sprinkle the salt over your pile of chopped garlic. With the knife blade, push down flat (you will hear the salt crush as it infuses into the garlic). This step is half of my secret weapon in this recipe by infusing salt into your garlic while grinding your finely chopped garlic into a super-fine (flavor-enhancing) garlic pulp.
  3. Peel the ginger root and slice it into thin discs. For this recipe, I used four disc slices. If you are a ginger fan like I am, you can most certainly add a few more slices!
  4. After all your veggies and goodies are cleaned, gutted, chopped, sliced, peeled, disked and infused, toss them all into your skillet with the toasted sesame oil. Turn heat to medium-high heat to sautee before adding the asparagus.
  5. Add cold water and optional soy sauce into the pan. Allow the asparagus to tenderize and water to evaporate. Serve and enjoy!

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Chop the garlic fine as you can with a kitchen knife if you do not have a garlic press.

Chop the garlic fine as you can with a kitchen knife if you do not have a garlic press.

Coarse sea salt

Coarse sea salt

Sprinkle your chopped garlic with fresh coarse sea salt.

Sprinkle your chopped garlic with fresh coarse sea salt.

This is how you are going to create your enhanced garlic pulp.

This is how you are going to create your enhanced garlic pulp.

Secret weapon part 1: Use the knife blade to create a garlic sea salt flavor Infusion. Smash, grind, repeat.

Secret weapon part 1: Use the knife blade to create a garlic sea salt flavor Infusion. Smash, grind, repeat.

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Fresh organic ginger root

Fresh organic ginger root

Peel ginger skin and slice into thin discs.

Peel ginger skin and slice into thin discs.

Fresh organic sweet chili peppers

Fresh organic sweet chili peppers

Gut clean and slice three small sweet chili peppers

Gut clean and slice three small sweet chili peppers

As you can see, my bottle of toasted sesame oil is half empty already. Or, is it still half full?

As you can see, my bottle of toasted sesame oil is half empty already. Or, is it still half full?

Heat skillet, pile on the goods and sautee.

Heat skillet, pile on the goods and sautee.

Add asparagus to the skillet

Add asparagus to the skillet

Add water and optional soy sauce

Add water and optional soy sauce

Mission accomplished! Enjoy your highly addictive asparagus dish.

Mission accomplished! Enjoy your highly addictive asparagus dish.

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