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Updated on July 31, 2014

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4.3 stars from 10 ratings of Organic Asparagus with Sweet Chili Pepper Secret Weapon

Ingredients Needed

  • 1 lb organic Asparagus Spears
  • 2 small organic Sweet Chilis
  • 3 small organic Garlic Cloves (or 2 large cloves)
  • 4 thin slices fresh organic Ginger Root
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1 teaspoon Soy Sauce (optional)

Asparagus, Garlic, Ginger Root, Sweet Chili Peppers (all organic)

Asparagus Sweet Chilis Garlic Ginger and Toasted Sesame Oil.
Asparagus Sweet Chilis Garlic Ginger and Toasted Sesame Oil.

Step 1; The Garlic Chop

The Garlic Chop - Chop as fine as you can with a kitchen knife if you do not have a garlic press.
The Garlic Chop - Chop as fine as you can with a kitchen knife if you do not have a garlic press. | Source

* 3 small Garlic Cloves

Peel & chop fine. (Garlic Presses are awesome.)

I find chopping garlic by hand to be soothing. I love the smell & taste & the fact that it's much more enjoyable than chopping onions in my opinion. I take advantage of the opportunity to chop garlic whenever my recipes call for it.

Save a Tear, Chop More Garlic. (Organic Preferred)

Step 2; Salt Your Garlic Chops

Coarse Sea Salt
Coarse Sea Salt

* 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of Coarse Sea Salt over your pile of Garlic chops.

With the knife blade push down flat (you will hear the salt crush as it infuses into the garlic.)

This step is half of my secret weapon in this recipe by infusing salt into your garlic while grinding your fine chops into a super-fine (flavor enhancing) garlic pulp.

YUM!

*Secret Weapon Coarse Sea-Salt Sprinkle

Sprinkle your Garlic Chops with fresh Coarse Sea Salt.
Sprinkle your Garlic Chops with fresh Coarse Sea Salt. | Source

... Salt & Blade your Chops.

This is how you are going to create your own Dynamic Flavored Garlic pulp.
This is how you are going to create your own Dynamic Flavored Garlic pulp. | Source

... Palm Grind & Infuse Secret Flavor.

Secret Weapon part 1 Palm Blade Garlic Sea Salt Flavor Infusion. Smash, Grind, Repeat.
Secret Weapon part 1 Palm Blade Garlic Sea Salt Flavor Infusion. Smash, Grind, Repeat. | Source

Step 3; Fresh (Organic) Ginger Root

Organic Ginger requested a close-up for this Asparagus recipe since she compliments it with a subtle hint of healthy cleansing sweetness.
Organic Ginger requested a close-up for this Asparagus recipe since she compliments it with a subtle hint of healthy cleansing sweetness.

* 4 thin slices of fresh (organic) Ginger Root

Peel skin from Root and slice into thin discs. For this recipe I used 4 disc slices. If you are a ginger fan like I am, you can most certainly add a few more slices!

Peel and Disk your Ginger Root

Peel Ginger skin and slice into thin discs.
Peel Ginger skin and slice into thin discs.

Step 4; Fresh Organic Sweet Chili Peppers

These were the 3 volunteers for this amazing recipe. I promised these Sweet Chili Peppers a close up before they jumped into the pan.
These were the 3 volunteers for this amazing recipe. I promised these Sweet Chili Peppers a close up before they jumped into the pan.

Gut Clean & Slice 3 small Sweet Chili Peppers

Rinse Organic Sweet Chili Peppers well and save the seeds to plant in your garden like I did!
Rinse Organic Sweet Chili Peppers well and save the seeds to plant in your garden like I did!

Step 5; your Toasted Sesame Oil.

As you can see, my bottle of Toasted Sesame Oil is half empty already. Or, is it still half full?
As you can see, my bottle of Toasted Sesame Oil is half empty already. Or, is it still half full? | Source

*3 Teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil

After all your veggies and goodies are cleaned, gutted, chopped, sliced, peeled, disked and infused, toss them all into your skillet with 3 teaspoons of Toasted Sesame Oil and Turn On Med High Heat to sautee before adding the Asparagus.

Step 6; Oil Your Skillet.

Heat Skillet, Pile on the Goods and GO! Cast Iron Skillet with Toasted Sesame Oil, Infused Garlic, Ginger Disks and Sweet Chili Peppers. Sautee your little heart out.
Heat Skillet, Pile on the Goods and GO! Cast Iron Skillet with Toasted Sesame Oil, Infused Garlic, Ginger Disks and Sweet Chili Peppers. Sautee your little heart out.

Step 7; Add Asparagus

With Spatula, Scoop up sizzling yummies and lay across the top as Asparagus tenderizes in Sesame Oil.
With Spatula, Scoop up sizzling yummies and lay across the top as Asparagus tenderizes in Sesame Oil.

Step 8; pour 1/4 cup water (Soy Sauce Optional)

Aspar-Chili-Sizzle-Bath ... yummers!
Aspar-Chili-Sizzle-Bath ... yummers! | Source

Aspar-Chili-Sizzle-Bath

Pour your 1/4 C cold water into the pan.

Allow Asparagus to tenderize and water to evaporate.

... and ...

MISSION COMPLETE!

*if you choose to add 1 teaspoon of Soy Sauce to the 1/4 Cup of Water. - (optional)

Caution: Highly Addictive Organic Asparagus!

Mission Accomplished. Enjoy your highly addictive Asparagus Dish.
Mission Accomplished. Enjoy your highly addictive Asparagus Dish.

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We would love to hear your thoughts about and / or results from our Asparagus Secret Weapon Recipe. Leave us a comment and tell us how we are doing. We have so many more healthy recipes to come! Thank You for your time and ... Enjoy. <3

Cook Time

Prep time: 7 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 17 min
Yields: Serves 4 people 1lb of Asparagus

Required Ingredients:

  • 1lb Organic Asparagus Spears
  • 2 small Organic Sweet Chili Peppers, red yellow orange
  • 3 small Organic Garlic Cloves, or 2 large cloves
  • 3 teaspoons Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 4 thinly sliced discs Organic Ginger Root
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • ~1 teaspoon~ ~Soy Sauce~, ~Optional~

Quick Note:

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    • Hezekiah profile image

      Hezekiah 

      4 years ago from Japan

      A very detailed and original recipe there, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    • georgescifo profile image

      georgescifo 

      4 years ago from India

      This looks to be a simple and delicious recipe..I will pass on this hub to my wife so that she can try out from her side..thanks for sharing this..

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      oldiesmusic 

      4 years ago from United States

      I love asparagus too, but i have yet to try with chilies. :)

    • Kathleen Odenthal profile image

      Kathleen Odenthal 

      4 years ago from Bridgewater

      this sounds delicious! i love asparagus. have to share this with my husband

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      4 years ago from North Cali

      Indeed. Thank you mister Bucks! :)

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      Buster Bucks 

      4 years ago from Sonoma County, California

      We love asparagus and I can't wait to try this recipe! It sounds fantastic -- great photos, too.

      Keep up the good work AngPow.

      ;-)

      Buster

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      scdanny027 

      4 years ago

      looks delicious, i cant wait to try it.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      danielleantosz I can't possibly explain in words the magic that takes place with the combination of all of these ingredients, including the Toasted Sesame Oil! It is too good to pass up. I fully recommend trying it at least one time. One time is all you need!

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      danielleantosz 

      5 years ago from Florida

      looks like an awesome way to spice up asparagus!

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      gmwilliams Welcome Welcome Welcome! :) I am excited to hear from you after you make it! Thank You for visiting.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Billybuc Thank you. Your hubs are awesome and inspiring. I appreciate your knowledge. As do I appreciate your phenomenal compliment!

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Beth37 Phenomenal. Thank you ... I love that word and I am going to use it more often now. Yay. And I, too am a huge fan of Fresh Ginger. Every time I make hot tea, I always kick it up a few notches on the phenomenal scale and add fresh grated Ginger Root and Lemon.

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Jasonycc I love asparagus too. Thank you for the congrats as well as your vote. Enjoy :)

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Jackie Lynnley You are very welcome indeed. Thank you for visiting.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      5 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      THANK YOU, THANK YOU, I love this recipe and shall try it soon.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Congrats on the Hub of the Day! You are now one ahead of me and you did it in five weeks. Very well done!

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      Beth37 

      5 years ago

      This looks phenomenal. I have to make it. Im a huge ginger fan anyway.

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      jasonycc 

      5 years ago from South East Asia

      I love asparagus. Congtratulations on HOTD. Voted up & useful. I will certainly try this recipe. Thanks to your simple step by step instructions and photos.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This looks really good, I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Careermommy Thank you for the compliment. I am happy that you enjoyed it and I hope that you try this amazing recipe!

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, what a very detailed and descriptive recipe. I see why this was awarded hub of the day!

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      I do hope to hear the after thoughts once you try this recipe.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      rose-the-planner Thank you for the congrats. Be prepared to fall in love with the blend of flavor in this recipe. I doubt I will ever make asparagus another way again. Thank you for your vote.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      CZCZCZ - Awesome! Thank you for your interest and comment. I hope to hear from you after you try this and let me know how you liked it.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Mary Goodfleisch Me too. I love it. I heard that different vegetables made this way using Toasted Sesame Oil turn out pretty tasty too. I am going to try this with carrots and see how it goes. Thank you for the congrats!

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      JayeWisdom I know what you mean. Those are the recipe Hubs that I click on most of the time. Organic food is a little more expensive, but I'd rather pay a little more and know that there are no harmful hidden agendas in the meals that I make for my family. Plus for some magical reason, knowing that the food is safe and a bit more pricey, it magically just seems to taste so much better. Organic Mealtime is what real love tastes like! Thank you for your interest.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      truthfornow - Really? That's too bad. What about local Co-Op or Whole Food Stores? Farmer's Markets and things of that nature? That is where I get my produce. I love knowing what is and isn't in the food that I spend my hard earned money on, that I feed to my family and I am a huge supporter of my local comrades. Do you have places like that that may have asparagus? This dish is too good not to try it.

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Thelma Alberts thank you for the congrats. I am pretty much a seasoned rookie to Hub Pages but I am definitely no rookie in the kitchen. I was speechless when I saw my Asparagus photo featured on the home page. At first, I thought it was someone else's and I thought, "Oh Cool! A New Asparagus Recipe For My Recipe Collection" ... it took me a few minutes to figure out what was going on. Once I realized it was chosen as HOD I was speechless. I am completely grateful for the Accolade and this chance to grow a little more.

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I love asparagus, and this looks delicious. Congrats on HOTD, and have a wonderful weekend!

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      RNMSN ... Oh but it is awesome. Get ready for 'life with asparagus as you know' it to change forever after this ! :) Thanks for checking it out.

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      KDeus Thank you so much for your interest and all of your shares. I do hope to hear from you after you try the recipe to let me know how it all went down. Thanks Again.

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Donna C Smith thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I must say that after adding fresh ginger and sweet chili peppers to fresh asparagus and Toasted Sesame Oil, I will probably never make asparagus any other way. I hope that you give it a try, and I'd love to hear from you again after you have made it.

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      rose-the planner 

      5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This looks delicious! I enjoy asparagus so this is definitely something I will try. Thank you for sharing and congratulations on HOTD. (Voted Up) -Rose

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      CZCZCZ 

      5 years ago from Oregon

      Great looking recipe. We eat asparagus on a regular basis and will give this one a try, looks amazing.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 

      5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Mmmmm! I love asparagus! I like the flavors you combined here - I'll remember this one. Congratulations on the HOTD!!! Great job!

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      Jaye Denman 

      5 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I am so glad to see someone listing organic ingredients in a recipe! This made my day. I love asparagus and will be trying this recipe. Thanks!

      Voted Up++++, shared and very deserving of Hub of the Day!

      Jaye

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      truthfornow 

      5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      I have been looking for asparagus in the stores, but can't find it. Maybe Louisiana has a shortage. This recipe sounds delicious. I so love fresh asparagus.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      5 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Congrats on the HOTD! This looks and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing this. I might try this mouthwatering recipe next week. Have a great weekend!

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      Barbara Bethard 

      5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      oh wow! this looks awesome!!!

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      Keely Deuschle 

      5 years ago from Florida

      This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing! Voted up, shared, and pinned!

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      Donna Campbell Smith 

      5 years ago from Central North Carolina

      That sounds wonderful. I especially like the idea of the ginger. I love fresh asparagus and want to try this.

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      Firoz 

      5 years ago from India

      of course i will...thanks for your suggestion...

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Jabelufiroz ... thank you for your vote and your time as well. The Toasted Sesame Oil makes asparagus one thousand times tastier than it already is. I honestly have to be sure to stash a few on the side when I make this side dish for the kids because much like the movie, it's all Gone In 60 Seconds. :) You will never make asparagus the same after this recipe corrupts your palate! Thanks again.

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      Firoz 

      5 years ago from India

      nice recipe....keep sharing...voted up and useful...

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Haseena Firodusia - thank you for checking it out and voting. I still have yet to find a better way to enjoy asparagus! I hope you try this recipe and let me know your after thoughts.

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      Haseena 

      5 years ago from India

      i love asparagus...thanks for sharing..voted up and useful.

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      You are so very welcome, midget38! Yes it is awesome on a bed of rice!

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      Michelle Liew 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      This is excellent, eaten with white rice! Thanks for sharing, Aplethora!

    • Aplethora23 profile imageAUTHOR

      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      This is now my top favorite way to make asparagus. Hands Down. Thank you for taking a peek at it. I enjoy sharing good taste with fine people! :)

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      Lisa Joshua 

      5 years ago from Singapore

      That looks yummy.. Thanks for sharing will be trying that soon.

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      You have done with convincing photos. Thank you.

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      Angie Power 

      5 years ago from North Cali

      Yes. It is delicious indeed. Have you had a chance to try it yet? I make this at home just about once per week, and even the picky kids love it!

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      Dolores Monet 

      5 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Sounds and looks delish! Anything with garlic, sesame oil, and ginger has got to be great!

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