This Asian Stir-Fried Asparagus is a delicious change of pace from my typical roasting recipes made with simple pantry ingredients.

A little soy sauce, sugar, sherry, and garlic provide a terrific flavor profile for this Easy Asparagus Recipe the whole family will love.

Stir fried asparagus in a white bowl

Why You Should Make this Easy Asparagus Recipe

My go-to recipe for asparagus has been to roast it with a drizzle of olive oil, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Easy, peasy. Occasionally, I’ll add a sprinkle of grated Parmesan near the end of cooking time a la Ina Garten. Then I have a fabulous balsamic brown butter sauce that is also a winner over asparagus.

  • This sauteed asparagus is a totally different route that is a tasty change of pace from my go-to roasting technique.
  • The Asian flavors are marvelous with asparagus.
  • A few simple pantry ingredients are all you need after picking up some beautiful seasonal asparagus!

Stir fried asparagus in a white bowl and in a white Chinese soup spoon

Sauteed Asparagus Recipe

I spent my junior year of high school in Vancouver, British Columbia. My dad took a sabbatical at the University of British Columbia and we swapped homes with another Physics professor who got to move to Ames, Iowa. We got the better deal for sure!

One of my favorite classes at Lord Byng Secondary School was Home Economics. It was there I made my first and only fruitcake and honed my cooking skills. When one of our assignments was to develop a menu, I submitted my mom’s Asian Green Beans recipe, which was one of my favorite sides. This Asian Stir Fried Asparagus just swapped out the green beans for asparagus. Thanks, Mom!

I added some fresh ginger the first time I made this stir fry, but I think I prefer the asparagus without. Feel free to tweak as you like!

A white bowl of Asian Stir Fried asparagus

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Asian Stir Fried Asparagus | An easy side dish with soy, garlic and sherry.

Asian Stir Fried Asparagus

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 6

A quick asparagus dish with an Asian twist.


  • 1 1/2- 2 pounds fresh asparagus, washed, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • Minced ginger, optional


Saute crushed garlic (and ginger if using) in olive oil.

Add asparagus and stir till coated with oil.  Cook for 2 minutes.

Add soy and sugar.  Stir and cook about 2 more minutes.  Add sherry and decrease heat.

Cook uncovered, stirring  occasionally, until just tender.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g occasionally offers nutritional information for recipes contained on this site. This information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased can change the nutritional information in any given recipe. Also, many recipes on recommend toppings, which may or may not be listed as optional and nutritional information for these added toppings is not listed. Other factors may change the nutritional information such as when the salt amount is listed “to taste,” it is not calculated into the recipe as the amount will vary. Also, different online calculators can provide different results. To obtain the most accurate representation of the nutritional information in any given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information obtained is accurate.


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