Celebrate 2018 Chinese New Year with this Asparagus Salad! Serves 4.

Asparagus Salad

4 cups water
1 lb. asparagus, trimmed (may substitute
sugar snap peas or green beans)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. sesame oil
¼ tsp. sugar
1 clove garlic, minced


Bring water to boil in a saucepan. Drop in a pound of asparagus and boil 1-2 minutes until al dente. Drain, and rinse with cold water. Mix the next four ingredients and pour over the asparagus; let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving.

By Lori Ross, Southern Boating February 2018

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