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Cupid’s Asparagus Recipe

Cupid’s Asparagus Recipe

Asparagus spears, like high-zinc oysters, have centuries-long associations with love, so they make a perfect accompaniment to the Valentine dinner. This piquant recipe makes full, delicious use of asparagus, as well as several other ingredients that are traditional sensual, romantic foods.



1 pound fresh asparagus spears
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons tamari or shoyu (good-quality soy sauce)
toasted almonds (optional)

1. Wash and prepare asparagus by snapping off the ends (if you’re using very young, tender asparagus, you can omit this step).

2. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat and saute garlic for 1 to 2 minutes. Add asparagus and cook, stirring often, until asparagus is crisp-tender. Remove asparagus to serving plate.

3. Add grated ginger and tamari to pan, stirring well, until heated through. Pour this sauce over asparagus, sprinkle with toasted almonds if you like, and serve.

Serves 4.

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Adapted from our new How-To Guide Sharing Your Heart by Cait Johnson with Annie B. Bond (Care2 Publishing, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Cait Johnson and Annie B. Bond. Reprinted by permission of Care2 Publishing.
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8:52AM PDT on Apr 26, 2013

Sounds yummy! Thanks

11:21AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Sounds good,thanks for sharing

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11:54AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:51AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

thank you

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8:46PM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Thank you

1:24AM PST on Feb 7, 2013

Sounds good, thanks!

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