Stir- Fried Sesame Asparagus

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Quick, easy, and delicious! I love asparagus and usually just roast it with olive oil and kosher salt. However, I cook it so often in the spring that my family starts to tire of eating it the same way, so I must look for other ways to prepare it. We really enjoyed it cooked this way. Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soy sauce and sugar in small bowl and stir until sugar dissolves.
  2. Heat oil in heavy large skillet.
  3. When oil is hot, add garlic and stir 15 seconds.
  4. Add asparagus and stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes (mine took longer).
  5. Add soy mixture and toss about 1 minute longer, until asparagus is coated.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer to serving bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Most Helpful

Gayla, superb asparagus!!!! Crisp but tender..and the seasonings were just right. Thanks for posting this terrific recipe.

Caroline Cooks September 15, 2005

A very good recipe, my youngest son could have eaten the whole skillet full himself. My sesame seeds weren't toasted, so I just tossed them in when I sauted the garlic and browned them too. It's an excellent side to broiled or baked fish.

islandgirl77551 June 12, 2005

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