Asian Stir Fried Asparagus
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.
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!
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!
More Terrific Vegetable Recipes:
- Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots from Cravings of a Lunatic
- Roasted Spicy Cauliflower from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Sriracha Honey Roasted Broccoli from Barefeet in the Kitchen
- Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus with Boursin
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
- Spicy Mexican Corn Salad
- Green Bean and Bacon Bundles
- More Side Dish Recipes
Plus, check out my Gorgeous Salads and Sides Pinboard for more inspiration!!
Asian Stir Fried Asparagus
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.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 81Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g
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35 Comments on “Asian Stir Fried Asparagus”
This is such a delicious side dish! So easy to make, too!
This turned out so good! Can’t wait to make it again.
This is the only way I will eat asparagus!
How’d you know I love asparagus?
Asparagus is a favorite in our household, but I wish the season were longer because there are so many yummy-sounding asparagus recipes and so little time that asparagus is available! These look fabulous.
So great to have another go to recipe for asparagus! I usually only roast for blanche them! This looks yummy!
Asparagus is one of those veggies that I could eat cold or hot! Your method of cooking is by far the best, stir fried with a little seasoning-lets the true flavor shine. Thanks for sharing.
I love this recipe. I just started eating asparagus this year. I have no idea how I lived without it.
This looks amazing! I love asparagus…I love that you gave your mom full credit, too!
this looks delicious lovely addition of soya sauce
What a lovely side dish. I can taste it now! I can easily eat my weight in asparagus this time of year ;).
We eat asparagus probably more than any other green vegetable. Can’t wait to try it with your mom’s recipe!
Lovely, Liz! I love stir-fried green beans but I have never stir-fried asparagus. It’s one of my favorite veggies though, I will have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!
So healthy too. I am going to try this. I’ve never stir fried asparagus before, only grilled and blanched!