Asparagus and Lamb Stir Fry

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 15 min.
Chili-garlic sauce and sugar add a touch of sweet and spicy to this tempting meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless lamb, (from the leg or loin)
  • 2 Tbs soy sauce, divided
  • 3 tsp cornstarch, divided
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken stock or dry Sherry
  • 1 Tbs (Chinese) chili-garlic sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 Tbs peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 4 green onions, cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp freshly minced ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into 2- inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  • Cut lamb into long 2-inch wide strips along the grain of the meat, then cut crosswise (across the grain), into thin slices. This ensures tender mouthfuls. In a medium bowl, combine the lamb, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, and 2 teaspoons of the cornstarch.
  • To make the stir-fry sauce: In a small bowl, stir together the stock, the remaining 1 tablespoon soy sauce and 1 teaspoon cornstarch, the chili-garlic sauce, and sugar; set aside.
  • Heat a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Pour 1 tablespoon of the oil into the hot wok, swirling to coat. Add the lamb and cook, stirring and tossing, until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove to a plate. Reduce heat to medium-high.
  • Pour the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil into the hot wok, swirling to coat. Add the green onions, ginger, and garlic. Cook, stirring until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the asparagus and cook, stirring and tossing, until bright green, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir the sauce to blend and add to the pan. Cook, stirring until the sauce thickens, about 1 minute; cover and cook until asparagus is tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Return lamb to the pan and just heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately with steamed rice or rice noodles.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 434
  Calories from Fat 202 (47%)
(34%)Total Fat 22g
(25%)Saturated Fat 5g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(39%)Cholesterol 116mg
(27%)Sodium 657mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(84%)Protein 42g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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