Ginger Sesame Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is a lovely part of any Asian themed meal, from Fine Cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil, add salt and asparagus and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove and rinse asparagus in cold water, drain well on paper towels.
  3. In a small bowl whisk together hoisin, rice wine and sesame oil.
  4. Heat peanut oil in a large skillet.
  5. Add sesame seeds to center of the pan and cook until the seeds are browned, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add ginger and garlic and cook 1 minute.
  7. Add hoisin mixture, asparagus and salt.
  8. Stir often until asparagus is coated and heated through, 1 minute.
Most Helpful

This was wonderful! I am always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus and this was a definite winner. The slight sweetness from the hoisin sauce really brought out the flavour. Served it with Sesame Seared Tuna and Wasabi Mashed Potatoes. Yum!

Miraklegirl April 22, 2004

I really enjoyed all the flavors in this dish. And the leftovers were even great the next day cold! The only spot where I deviated, was toasting the sesame seeds. Mine were nice and brown a little sooner than 5 minutes. I had a brand new jar of hoisin just waiting for me to use it in this recipe. Thanks

Kozmic Blues February 04, 2004

Chia, You did good. I nuked the asparagus while cooking the garlic and ginger. I used the chili sesame oil, and olive oil in place of the peanut oil. I also made this with chinese broccoli.Yummy!

Rita~ January 06, 2004