Thursday, April 03, 2008

Asparagus Cooked in Two Ways

I think it's Asparagus Season here as it's on sales right and left at the grocery stores. So, I grabbed some. I always bought vegetable and fruit that were on sales for that week. And each week I would have something different. I prepared some marinated chicken breast slices, some carrots and chopped garlic and I was ready to cook dinner.

Cooked in spicy black bean sauce. This is for the parents of course.

Cooked in oyster sauce and added an egg. This is for the kids. Didn't plan to add an egg but I added too much oil, so why not? And it turned out so delicious and went so well with everything. So, sharing the recipe here with you.


Asparagus, half bundle, about 2 cups, cut like the above
Sliced 1/2 chicken breast (marinated with soy sauce, sweet soy sauce & cornstarch)
1 small carrot, sliced
1 large egg
2 cloves of garlic, minced
Canola oil
Oyster sauce, about 2 Tbsp.


1. Heat wok with oil. When hot, add in the garlic, fry til slightly golden, add chicken slices. Stir-fry til the chicken is cooked. Add asparagus and carrot. Fry til the asparagus is almost cooked.

2. Season with oyster sauce, mix well. Break in an egg, break the yolk and spread around the veggie. Fry til the egg is cooked. Serve hot.


Sweet Jasmine said...

Here...we cook asparagus with prawns sambal belacan...

daphne said...

ooo.. 2 ways of cooking asparagus. I like that. It looks really healthy too!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

I have been cooking lots of asparagus too! I think we shop at the same grocery chain. hehe!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Sweet Jasmine,
I cooked mine with prawns sambal belacan too. But with the little ones I have to be more inventive and think outside the box.

Thanks Daphne. It's a one meal dish.

Hehe V! Super cheap these days ya!

Nilmandra said...

Asparagus season is late-April to mid-June in Europe. But I've been seeing more recently as well. I like to cook them in a stir fry too. Adding that egg sounds delicious. I like to cook mine like with french beans - stir fry with garlic, silver fish, and thin slices of carrot. It's sweet from the carrots and salty from the silverfish. Suitable for kids too.

Beachlover said...

oh!! love aspragus..but never try white aspragus b4..only saw in Food Channel.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Nilmandra, is silver fish = ikan bilis? I like ikan bilis in veggie too and thanks for sharing your way of cooking non-spicy asparagus dish. :)

Beachlover, I also have not tried the white asparagus too. I hardly see them in the grocery stores too.

Chibog in Chief said...

oh i love this two dishes yum!!

Anonymous said...

thank you for sharing the recipe, those look very good!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Dhanggit. :)

You're welcome eliza, hope you like it. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

Sis, this is so delicious, I just have to try them myself!

SIG said...

Asparagus is one of my favourite vegetables. :)