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Wasabi-Roasted Spring Asparagus

Wasabi-Roasted Spring Asparagus

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Ingredients

one bunch fresh spring asparagus spears, trimmed (two servings at 31 calories per serving)

one tablespoon water

1/2 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari

1/4 teaspoon sesame oil

wasabi powder or paste (to taste)

coarse kosher salt (optional) three tablespoons olive oil

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Wash asparagus, snap off tough bottoms of spears, and arrange on a baking sheet.

2. Mix water, soy sauce, and sesame oil in a small bowl. Add wasabi, starting with 1/4 teaspoon and increasing until the mixture is as spicy as you want it. Brush the wasabi mixture over the asparagus, being sure to coat all sides.

3. Roast until asparagus is tender, but still crisp, about 10-13 minutes, turning once halfway through.

Serve sprinkled with sea salt, if desired.

Nutritional Value

Asparagus includes: vitamins A, C, E, D, K, and B6. The minerals included are chromium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper manganese, selenium, and iron.