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Stir-fried Asparagus with Leeks Recipe

Stir-fried Asparagus with Leeks Recipe

Stir-fried Asparagus with Leeks Recipe

Ingredients :

    • 1 bunch fresh asparagus (about 250 g/ 8 oz)
    • 2 fresh leeks
    • 1 small carrot
    • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 2 teaspoons rice wine

Method :

    1. Wash the asparagus, peel away the tough outer skin from the lower half of the stalks. Cut each stalk diagonally into 4 pieces.
    2. Wash the leeks well, making sure to eliminate the grit within the folds. Then cut diagonally into 4-cm (11/2-in) lengths.
    3. Cut the carrot in half lengthwise, then slice each half into thin half-mooned shape slices.
    4. Heat the sesame oil in a wok until hot but not smoking, add the leeks and stir-fry for 3–4 minutes. Add the carrot, salt, sugar and rice wine and stir-fry for 2 more minutes, then add the asparagus and stir-fry for another 3 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.

You may use snow peas in place of carrots. Snapped off the ends and remove the strings. Some northern Chinese chefs like to sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the finished dish.

Serves 4–6
Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins