Ginger Sesame Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this from Chatelaine, a Canadian Magazine. It's a great and tasty way to prepare asparagus!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snap tough ends from asparagus and discard.
  2. Boil water over high heat in a large frying pan.
  3. Add Asparagus to boiling water (or alternatively, you can steam the asparagus, which I prefer to do as it stays crunchy).
  4. Boil for 3 minutes, drain immediately and set aside.
  5. While asparagus cooks or steams, stir teriyaki with ginger and chili-garlic sauce in a small bowl.
  6. Return pan with asparagus to burner and reduce heat to medium.
  7. Add teriyaki mixture.
  8. Stir often until asparagus is tender-crisp and evenly coated with sauce, 1 to 3 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Most Helpful

We quite enjoyed this recipe. I barbcued the asparagus and, for a change, I added pickled ginger that I had sitting around. Watch the chili garlic sauce....unless you really like heat, I wouldn't put any more than that in. Thanks Cathy

Abby Girl June 11, 2007

Very tasty! I made the hoisin sauce version. Nice touch of sweetness with a bit of heat from the chili sauce. I used black sesame seeds. Went well with an Asian-themed dinner. Thank you for posting this!

Outta Here April 22, 2007

Delicious Asparagus, I steamed them and used the Teriyaki sauce. DH & I ate the whole thing, I did cut the recipe down for 2. This recipe is a real KEEPER, Thank you Cathy.

Barb Gertz May 20, 2004

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