Sunday, February 19, 2012

Asparagus with Water Chestnuts

These make a nice side for most chicken or pork meals as well as general steak meals. The water chestnuts add a nice crunchiness to the asparagus and there is a bit more flavor than plain, steamed asparagus has. As an option, you can add 1 teaspoon of butter during the cooking, but it really doesn't need it. This dish would make a nice side for a holiday meal.
2 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup red onion
1 (5 oz) can of water chestnuts, drained and sliced
1 bunch of asparagus
2 tsp balsamic vinegar

1. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat.
2. Saute the onion for 3-5 minutes, until beginning to golden (but not yet entirely browned).
3. Add the rest of the ingredients in order and cook, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes. The asparagus will develop a deep green color and should still be crunchy.

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