Sweet and Sour Asparagus with Red Peppers

  My dad has been emailing me weekly to suggest that I cook asparagus….  so here it is Sweet and Sour Asparagus with Red Peppers.

To make this as a side dish use 1 large red pepper sliced into skinny strips and 1 bunch asparagus ( tips only- the rest I plan to freeze and add to soups later.) Blanch both the asparagus tips and red pepper slices for 2 minutes, before transferring them into a skillet. Then continue cooking at medium heat for another 2 minutes. Add the sauce ( see below) and cook at low-medium for another minute.  Serve immediately.

This sweet and sour sauce is super easy to make and much better for you than the commercial brands! In a small bowl combine 2 tbsp. soya sauce, 2 tbsp Thai plum sauce ( I like this because it is not so sweet, but you could also use honey or maple syrup) and 1 tsp. rice vinegar.

Who ate it?

Husband- Yes!

Son #1- The red peppers yes, the asparagus no.

Son #2- Wouldn’t even look at it. I tried to tell him it would be fun to eat green spears, but he wasn’t impressed.

I hope your family has better luck, because it’s really pretty delish!

– Mom on a veggie mission


4 thoughts on “Sweet and Sour Asparagus with Red Peppers

  1. This looks so good – I will have to try it!

    Have you tried roasted green beans? Spread them out on a baking pan, drizzle with oil, add whatever spices you like and bake at 425 for 15min. The have a delicious sweet flavour! Maybe son #2 could try dipping them in different sauces (ketchup, mustard, soy, etc.)?

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