Stir-Fried Asparagus With Garlic and Shallots in Chili Oil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Tender crisp asparagus. An easy and tasty spring treat. If you like spicy, add dried chili flakes along with the shallots.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a non-stick wok or skillet over medium-high heat (375-425F / gas mark 5) for 30 seconds.
  2. Add chili oil, shallots, and garlic; saute until the shallots are tender and beginning to brown (2-3 minutes).
  3. Add asparagus and continue to cook until it begins to soften and color (2-3 minutes).
  4. Add stock; cook over medium heat (350F / gas mark 4) until asparagus is tender and all moisture has evaporated (5-10 minutes).
  5. Season with salt and pepper; toss until well mixed.
  6. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

I would make this recipe again - but the low rating is for one reason. A teaspoon of salt is WAY too much, I can testify as a salt addict that the dish tastes great with the salt in the broth alone. Save your salt for when you make popcorn!

CookingAndChess April 20, 2010

This is quite a nice, simple and deliciously flavored way to cook asparagus, and one cannot possibly have too many asparagus recipesI I used Asian chili flavored sesame oil in mine. I served this with Chicken Rama in Thai Peanut Sauce , as it needed a vegetable of some sort and this was perfectly paired on the side. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

Sue Lau March 11, 2009

This was excellent. I made my own chili oil by slow cooking chili flakes in olive oil for a few minutes before turning up the heat and adding the garlic and shallots. Thanks little!

Three Kids Make Me Crazy February 14, 2009