Asparagus With Almonds

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

One of the many ways to incorporate asparagus into authentic Chinese cuisine.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb medium to thick asparagus (don't try to use the thin stuff for this)
  • 14 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sliced or slivered almonds, lightly toasted
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
  • 2 -3 teaspoons vegetable oil


  1. Snap off and discard the tough ends of the asparagus.
  2. Slice the rest on the diagonal (or, if you know how to do it, use the Chinese rolling cut).
  3. Parboil for about two minutes.
  4. Rinse in cold running water to stop the cooking process and drain.
  5. (Can be done well ahead of time).
  6. Heat the oil and toss the scallions for 15- 20 seconds.
  7. Add the parboiled asparagus and stir fry on high flame until thoroughly heated.
  8. Stir in the salt& sugar, then the almonds.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. (Note: this dish can also be made with many other vegetables. Green beans work particularly well).


Most Helpful

I loved this! I made it with local asparagus. I didn't have scallions so I used a few slices of shallots. I will definitely make this again soon!

Kim in Seattle May 11, 2008

Made this with Frenched green beans. Great ingredient combination and technique.

sugarpea November 09, 2004

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