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Teriyaki Rib Eye and Chicken Wrapped Asparagus

3-30-2014This recipe for Teriyaki Rib Eye and Chicken Wrapped Asparagus is savory and delicious. It’s a wonderful way to get your protein and veggies all at once! Fight the urge to serve this meal with traditional rice, and instead shred a head of cauliflower in a food processor and sauté into low-carb, guilt-free rice. Enjoy!

Yield: 5 servings 

Here’s what you need:

For the Sesame Blanched Asparagus

  • Sea salt
  • 2 bunches fresh, organic asparagus
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh, black pepper
  1. Bring 2 inches of water to boil in a large skillet. Add a sprinkle of sea salt.
  2. Wash and trim the ends from 2 bunches of asparagus. Add to the boiling water and blanch for about 10 minutes, until tender and vibrantly green.
  3. Remove from heat, drain and place in a bowl. Toss with the sesame oil, lemon juice and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

For the Rib Eye and/or Chicken

  • 1/2 cup sake
  • 1/2 cup mirin
  • 2 Tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb thinly sliced Rib Eye and/or Chicken
  1. Combine the sake, mirin, ginger, garlic, coconut aminos and maple syrup in a bowl. Pour over the meat in a shallow container. Place in the fridge and chill for an hour.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a grill pan or skillet. Remove the meat from the fridge. Wrap pieces of meat around stalks of asparagus. Place in the preheated skillet and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 120 calories, 8g fat, 59mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, and 14g protein.

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