Since the majority of you are looking forward to asparagus season, I thought it would be appropriate to feature a quick, effortless meal that incorporates the tender green spears. This recipe takes an Asian spin on the vegetable and combines it with seared beef sirloin.
Chili oil, sherry, and hoisin sauce come together in a fragrant, spicy sauce that coats both the asparagus and beef. Serve over steamed rice for a meal that is filling, yet healthy. Get the recipe when you read more. 1 1/2 lb. sirloin steak, cut into thin strips Serves 4.
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tbs. dry sherry
1 tsp. chili oil
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 lb. slender asparagus, trimmed and cut on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
Steamed rice for serving
1 1/2 lb. sirloin steak, cut into thin strips