This Thai Sweet Asparagus Recipe has a ton of yummy flavor. It’s also the perfect way to get the kids to eat more veggies! The sweet heat is the best! You can’t go wrong with side dishes like this.
All you need are easy ingredients; everyone will fill their plates and tummies—an excellent addition for a weeknight dinner, picnics, or a summer feast.
You can’t beat this easy dish if you want a fun and delicious new way to enjoy your asparagus. Even the kids will want to eat more veggies – and that’s always a win!
Thai Sweet Asparagus Recipe
The beauty of making this dish is that you can make it in a jiffy. I love using fresh asparagus from time to time as well from the garden or farmer’s market because it adds flavor.
You can also up the heat or sweet with this recipe easily, depending on what you and your tastebuds like. More heat or sweeter – or just like it is!
My boys have been asking for a clever way to eat more veggies; this recipe proves the answer. They gobble it up each time I make it, oftentimes wanting more!
How do you enhance the flavor of asparagus?
Asparagus, a member of the lily family, has long been considered a delicacy due to its unique taste and texture. While many enjoy asparagus boiled or steamed with a bit of salt and pepper, there are several ways to enhance its flavor.
One method is roasting the asparagus with olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. The high heat of roasting brings out the natural sweetness of the asparagus while adding garlic adds depth, and the lemon juice provides a bright acidity.
Another option is to grill the asparagus, which adds a smoky charred flavor.
Marinades such as balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, or a mixture of honey and mustard can also be brushed on the asparagus to infuse it with various flavors.
By experimenting with different cooking methods and flavor combinations, one can elevate the taste of asparagus and turn a simple vegetable into a culinary delight.
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Make it a Meal:
Now is the time to meal plan so that you can stop stressing about food! It can be a simple process that lets everyone know what to expect for dinner.
Main Dish: Chicken Chili Lime Soup Recipe
Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe
Refreshing Drink: Summer Drink Recipes
Don’t forget Dessert: Light and Delicious Tropical Dump Cake
Best Side Dish Recipes:
Once you make this Thai Style Asparagus Recipe, your mind will be wanting more side dish options. This is because they’re the best to make and are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
Here are some top side dish recipes that are easy and delicious.
I love how easy this Creamed Corn Recipe is! My boys love it as well!
If you want a fast side dish recipe, this New Potatoes Side Dish Recipe is so good!
Refried Black Beans are a hearty and yummy option!
Make this Pinto Beans and Rice Recipe the next time you need something delicious!
Crockpot Navy Beans are a really easy option to cook for the family!
Make this Simple Carrot Salad for a light and refreshing option.
I love making this Butternut Squash Soup Recipe as a yummy side.
What tastes better, thin or thick asparagus?
The debate over whether thin or thick asparagus tastes better has been a long-standing one among food enthusiasts.
Proponents of thin asparagus argue that its delicate, tender texture enhances its naturally sweet, grassy flavor.
On the other hand, thick asparagus enthusiasts argue that the vegetable’s meaty texture and deeper, nutty flavor make it the better choice.
Ultimately, the decision on which variety to choose comes down to personal preference. However, for those who want to optimize the flavor of their asparagus, paying attention to timing can make all the difference.
Overcooking asparagus can lead to a soggy, bland taste, regardless of whether it is thin or thick. Therefore, it is important to cook the vegetable just enough to maintain its texture and flavor, regardless of its thickness.
More Asparagus Recipes:
- Frozen Asparagus Spears
- 2 tablespoons Sesame Oil
- Salt pepper, & garlic to taste
- 2-3 tablespoons Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce
- Defrost asparagus and pat dry. Cut into bite-sized pieces, if desired.
- Heat oil in a medium sized skillet until hot.
- Add asparagus, salt, pepper, and garlic.
- Cook for about 6-8 minutes, until tender and slightly browned in spots.
- Pour Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce over asparagus and stir gently to coat well.
- Serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 3/16/2020
What main entree will you serve with this simple asparagus side dish?