This might be one of the simplest, quickest and healthiest snacks I’ve ever made. Which is saying something. It’s me, the carb-oholic Czech girl with a penchant for all things Nutella, sweet and delicious. So a veggie broken down into a savory snack in minutes totally has my attention and keeps me on track with my Weight Watchers plan. And I need help on that every where I can find it. (6 months and 12 days until my wedding – Whew!)
With a bunch of asparagus in hand, a little lemon infused olive oil and Kikkoman Kara-age Ginger mix I went to work. And in 10 minutes – *BAM*, it was done and I was nomming away and on my way to healthy curves.
With a bunch of asparagus, washed and ends snapped off, they were laid out onto a non-stick baking pan (or Silpat if you have one) and drizzled with 1 − 1/2 teaspoons of olive oil.
Then into a gallon zip lock bag when the slathered and coated beauties where 1/2 cup of Kikkoman Kara-age was dredged over the top. After about 20 seconds of shaking it like a Polaroid picture, the spears were laid out again onto the pan and set into an oven set to 425 for 7 minutes or until the spears and coating begin to crisp. Take out, sprinkle with a little pepper, lemon zest or sea salt and promptly devour.
But if oven-frying isn’t your thing, feel the freedom (yup, you’re allowed) to fry these babies in a pan of 2 Tablespoons of olive oil over high heat until they turn golden brown. Of course frying them in a pan is going to crisp them quicker and more efficiently, but then the health factor becomes somewhat negated. I only said, somewhat!! At least it’s still veggies with minimal breading. You got that going for you.
Now go forth and gather your vegge. Jamie Oliver would be proud…I hope.
*The Kikkoman Soy-Ginger Kara-age was provided to me by the FoodBuzz Tastemaker’s program. Recipe is my own and so are the opinions above.*