Chinese-Inspired Lemon Asparagus Soy Curl Stir Fry (GF Vegan)

June 8, 2021
This quick, Chinese-inspired stir fry with asparagus, soy curls, lemon, ginger and balsamic sticky sauce is perfect for weeknights when you don't feel like ordering or eating, yet you want something filling that is done in few minutes.

Makes the perfect combo with cauliflower rice. Not to mention the immune supporting benefits of ginger, lemon and garlic together.
asparagus stir fry on a white plate

Chinese-Inspired Lemon Asparagus Soy Curl Stir Fry (GF Vegan)

Recipe Type: Hearty Entrees
utensils YIELDS 2 servings
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  • 500 g dried soy curls
  • 1/2 L veggie stock
  • 2 tbsp GF soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 bunch asparagus, ends trimmed, cut into smaller pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • fresh black pepper, to taste
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1. In a small pot bring the veggie stock to boil and cook the soy curls in it until soft.

2.  In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water and mix well to combine.

3. Heat a large non-stick wok or pan over medium-high heat, when hot add 1 teaspoon of the oil, then add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Add the garlic and ginger as well and cook until golden, about 1 minute. Set aside.

5. Then add 1 teaspoon of oil and the soy curls and cook until browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side.
Add the soy sauce and bring to a boil and cook about 1-2 minutes.

6. Add lemon juice and cornstarch mixture and stir well, when it simmers return the asparagus to the wok, season with pepper and mix well, remove from heat and serve. If you find the sauce too thick you can add from the veggie stock to get the preferred consistency.

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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