Saturday, May 11, 2019

Matt, Saturday Recipe,

Matt's thigh doesn't seem to be getting any better. He is having knee problems which I think might be causing this. He basically is unable to do anything much at all at the moment. I even have to help him with dressing and undressing. If we don't hear anything from the doctor soon, I think a hospital visit is in our future. So don't be surprised if blogs are missing next week.

Just found this recipe, sounds good. I don't keep chile peppers as such though.

Simple and Citrusy Asparagus Stir-Fry

The trick to this citrusy stir-fry is to get your pan roaring hot before adding the ingredients, which
brings out all of the flavors in the aromatics while keeping the asparagus beautifully bright green and crisp

1 red chile (such as Fresno or Holland), thinly sliced, seeded if you prefer less heat
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 Tbs vegetable oil
1 lb asparagus, trimmed, thinly sliced on a diagonal about ¼" thick
Kosher salt
1 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 medium orange, halved
½ cup cilantro leaves with tender stems
1 tsp toasted white sesame seeds

1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high until hot, 3–5 minutes (a drop of water should jump around in the pan). Cook chile, garlic, and oil, stirring constantly, until oil starts to shimmer and garlic just begins to turn golden, 60–90 seconds. Immediately add asparagus; season lightly with salt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until asparagus is just beginning to brown around the edges, about 2 minutes. Add soy sauce, butter, and 1 Tbsp. water and cook, tossing constantly, until asparagus is still crispy yet cooked through and coated in sauce, about 30 seconds longer.

2. Remove pan from heat. Finely grate zest from one-quarter of orange over stir-fry. Squeeze juice from one orange half over and toss once more.

3. Transfer asparagus mixture to a platter. Top with cilantro and sesame seeds. Taste and squeeze more orange juice over if needed.

Servings: 4

Source: Bon Appétit

Have a great weekend.


  1. Hi Jo - I hope all goes well for you and Matt. I'm glad you can get some asparagus and this recipe sounds delicious ... take care - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary. And yes, I am certainly enjoying my asparagus. You take care as well.

  2. Both times with my thigh pain it eventually was determined that a nerve in my spine was the problem. One cleared up with losing weight. The other one took lots of physical therapy. I still have to sleep on my back cause the nerve gets pinched if I roll to my right side. Hope Matt gets his issue figured out.

    1. Interesting Denise, I think I will get him into the hospital on Monday and I will mention that. Sure isn't weight with Matt, although he eats a heck of a lot, he hasn't got any spare flesh anywhere. Always has made me mad LOL

    2. Not only do men not gain weight as fast, they lose it faster. Not fair, lol!

    3. When I was at Weight Watchers the men got more to eat than we did too Denise.

  3. Sorry Matt is struggling. If you have to make a trip to the hospital, do it.

    1. Thanks Alex. Yes, if he is still the same on Monday, we will. I'm kinda waiting for the Xray and Ultrasound results.

  4. Oh dear! I hope Matt feels better soon, and that it is nothing serious...

  5. Hospital is a good idea. Could it be a blood clot?