Ginger Sesame Asparagus

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by chia2160

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

Top Review by Miraklegirl

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!

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.

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