Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Asparagus Cashew Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry Recipe
Stir Fry Recipe
Stir fry recipes has gone viral nowadays in the internet to help and teach new-bees as well as share new recipes to home cooks willing to try new experiments in their own kitchens.  It became a phenomenal method of home cooking due to its easy and fast process of food preparation.  Everyone today wants a quick meal on their table after a hard day at work.  Long cooking methods are now left on weekends, when the family has ample time to do the cooking.  For several years now, we have tried to prepare new stir fry recipes that we can share with you in general.  But actually, stir fries have originated in Asian Cuisines and are more or less Chinese in origin.  It is for this very reason that most stir fry recipes are expected to taste like Asian dishes.

The perfect stir fry recipe could [probably speak of something that is of acquired taste, traditional in its ingredients and blended with a hint of saltiness, spiciness, sweetness and a little sourness or bitterness.  The question will then be, will everyone like this dish once it is the man entrée in your table? Would your children prefer sautéed vegetables and meat dishes over fried chicken?  It would really take a while to introduce and get rave reviews of stir fries in your family.  But these dishes are filled with nutrients and are very healthy for everyone. 

Let us do a stir fry recipe that you can try at home.

ASPARAGUS CASHEW STIR-FRY:  The recipe can yield as much as six servings.  This is a meatless dish.


4 cups brown rice, hot steamed cooked (or white, whichever you prefer)

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • One and a half cups water or cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon gingerroot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry crushed red pepper
  • 1 dash white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus, woody and fibrous bits removed, tender part cut into 3" lengths (3 cups)
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • A cup of unsalted roasted cashews or perhaps one cup of slivered almonds
  • mandarin orange section (optional)
  • toasted sesame seeds (optional)
  • Begin by cooking the brown rice or if none use white according to package directions.
  • Prepare your sauce in a small bowl by combining the soy sauce and cornstarch.  After which stir in remaining sauce ingredients and stir for consistency.  Reserve for frying.
  • Begin frying by heat a wok or large heavy skillet over high temperature on your American stove.   When very hot, add the oil.  Reminder: Food won’t stick on a hot wok with cold oil. 
  • Then add the asparagus, scallions, the pepper and garlic and stir fry until the vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Give the sauce a quick stir and then pour it over the vegetables and stir until it is thick and bubbling.
  • Please reduce heat at this point and add cashews, then continue to stir.
  • Cover the pan and simmer for one minute until cashews are heated through.
  • Remove the cover and garnish with mandarin orange sections or toasted sesame seeds.
  • You can serve while hot this stir fry recipe over hot steaming rice.
  • Note: Three to four cups broccoli florets may be substituted for asparagus if you desire.
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