By chia on December 17, 2003
Photo by *Parsley*
Photo by *Parsley*
"This is a lovely part of any Asian themed meal, from Fine Cooking."
Serving Size: 1 (97 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 3
"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!"
"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"
"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!"
"I followed the recipe to the letter, except to substitute a little canola oil for the peanut oil, and it was wonderful. I had never blanched asparagus before using it in a recipe, but it did help cook the tender spears much faster once it went into the skillet. The combination of hoisin sauce and sesame seeds is a winner and I'll be using this recipe on other green veggies as well as asparagus. Another good one, Chia."
"Excellent - made for Easter today for my husband and I. Served with a baked potato, and Orange Glazed Salmon Fillets with Rosemary from Cooking Light April 2009. My husband doesn't like asparagus; but told me to put this in the keeper file. Thanks."
"This were easy to make and had a great flavor. A very nice way to make asparagus. Loved the flavor!"
"Terrific flavor! I made this exactly as written but doubled the garlic. There is plenty of yummy sauce. This is a great Asian side dish and the sauce is versatile enough that pretty much any veggie could be added to make this a meatless main meal over rice. I may add shiitake mushrooms in this next time..... or even use snow peas instead of asparagus. Thanx for posting this!"
"Very good! I had already toasted sesame seeds so skipped that part of the recipe, used plum sauce instead of the hoisin (was out of hoisen) and added a little splash of chili oil. I did cook the asparagus a little longer, dont like mine so crisp. Will definitely make this one again. Has anyone tried this with brocolli?"
"I had all the ingredients on hand. I had bought some asparagus on sale and found this recipe perfect. It was so quick to make and turned out to be a tasty vegetable side dish. Thank you for posting such an excellent recipe."
"Loved this recipe! But I should have recipe before I started putting all the ingredients together, but either way it tasted wonderful..."
"Loved this different way to prepare asparagus. This was easy to make and had such nice flavor. I served it as a side to Chasfoodie's Wasabi Grilled Tuna (#9773), and it was a fantastic compliment. Thanks, Chia!"
"mmm VERY good and very tasty! loved it. but i do agree w/ one reviewer to make sure to cut the bottom, tough parts of the asparagus to insure you have all tender but crisp pieces. DELICIOUS and best asparagus recipe i've tried so far. thank you for sharing!"
"I've made this a couple of times now, and I keep forgetting to review it. I'm so sorry! lol. I love it, and so does my family. Thanks for sharing!"
"My mom and I are always looking for a way to prepare asparagus that my dad and boyfriend will eat it... and this did just the trick, with them requesting more! Thank you SO much!"
"This is excellent and so easy to make. The asparagus glistens with that very flavorful sauce. The fresh ginger definitely perks up your taste buds. The only change I made was using 2 cloves of garlic. My family and I enjoyed this--thanks so much, chia. "
"Salt is added to the water to season it while cooking the asparagus. The 1/2 teaspoon is the actual ingredient needed in the chef's recipe."
"Awesome!!! Simple and delicious. The only confusion is that "salt" is used in the directions twice but listed in the ingredients only once."
"Any recipe with this combination of ingredients as this is a winner in my book. This was an easy recipe to follow and received rave reviews with everyone. I used fresh asparagus from my garden. Thanks for a great recipe. This will be used again and again."
"Fabulous way to cook asparagus! I loved it just the way it was."
"This was easy to make, and even my daughter who hates asparagus ate hers. Cutting it on the bias made the presentation very nice. I would use a little less hoisin sauce and a sqeeze of lemon next time (personal preference), but it was still great as is. We served it with steamed jasmine rice and sesame chicken for a reasonably quick weeknight meal. "