Saturday, March 15, 2008

It is my favorite vegetable but I have NEVER cooked asparagus or any other veggies in my life! So I decided to give it a try and it turned out...YUMMY! It can be cooked many different ways and mine was very, very simple.

Ingredients: butter, garlic, onion, lean beef, oyster sauce and asparagus (trimmed off the woody end). That's all.




Heat the butter in a frying pan, then saute the finely chopped garlic and onion until lightly brown and follow with the cut strips of lean beef. Toss in the asparagus and stir-fry along with some oyster sauce to enhance the flavour. Stir-fry rapidly until the asparagus is bright green and tender. The dish is ready!



So easy!



*Asparagus is very low in calories at less than 4 calories per spear. It is the leading vegetable source of folic acid. It is also a good source of potassium, fiber, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C, and thiamin, contains no fat or cholesterol and very little sodium naturally.

Did you know that asparagus has detoxifying and diuretic effects. Their fibers help us clean out our gastrointestinal tract. They also help the body get rid of the excess water.

There are old beliefs that it could increase feelings of compassion and love, promote fertility, reduce menstrual cramping, and increase milk production in nursing mothers.
*Source taken from health sites.

2 comments

Simon Seow said... @ 16/3/08 4:42 PM

Healthy way, I like to put a bit of butter, the unhealthy way, stir fried with belacan. LOL.

Monica said... @ 16/3/08 11:48 PM

angie,
Hello! Thanks for dropping by too. I just went back to Tawau last month for CNY ;-)
Hollandes sauce? Is that nice?

simon,
next time I should try it with belacan :-D

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