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Asparagus in Warm Tarragon-Pecan Vinaigrette
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Rating: 5/5 (2 votes cast)

Meal Type: Side Dish
Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
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Cook Method: Stove
Difficulty: Easy
Cuisine: American
     Serving Size: 6 - Change
Nutritional Facts
Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 187
% Daily Value**
Total Fat 17g
26%
Saturated Fat 2g
3%
Unsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 294mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 8g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A  11%Vitamin C  8%
Calcium  4%Iron  12%
Potassium  7%Vitamin E  6%
** Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutritional Data from USDA SR21 Database. Nutritional information is estimated and may vary.

Asparagus in Warm Tarragon-Pecan Vinaigrette

Recipe Tags: Vegetable Recipes

Date Added: January 04, 2014

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Garlic Minced
2 Teaspoons Sugar
3/4 Teaspoon Salt to taste
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Cup Pecan Finely chopped
1 1/2 Pounds Asparagus thin spears
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar or cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon Fresh Tarragon Chopped may be doubled
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Directions:

1. This dish tastes best within an hour of being made. Serve it over to next to rice. This is good with grilled fish.

2. Trim asparagus; slice stalks on diagonal into 1-1/2 inch pieces, start from the tip down.

3. Set aside. Combine the vinegar and sugar in a small bowl and mix until the sugar dissolves.

4. Set aside. Heat the oil in a large skillet.

5. Add the pecans, and saute over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes, or until they are fragrant and lightly toasted.

6. Be careful not to turn them.

7. Turn heat to medium high and add asparagus, garlic and 1/2 tsp of salt.

8. Stir-fry for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the asparagus is just barely tender.

9. (The thicker the longer.

10. ) Add the vinegar mixture to the asparagus, strring well.

11. Cook over high heat for only about 30 seconds longer, then remove from heat.

12. Stir in the tarragon, the remaining salt, and pepper to taste.

13. Serve hot, warm or at room temp.

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Dietary Notes:
This recipe is low-cholesterol with 0mg per serving

This recipe is a good source of Vitamin A with 11% of your daily recommended intake per serving.
Food Allergy Information:
This recipe contains potential food allergens and will effect people with Asparagus, Garlic, Natural Sweeteners, Pecan, Vinegar, Olive Oil allergies.
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