Asparagus in Soy Cream Sauce (Zwt II - Asia)

"This recipe has been entered for ZWT II & was found on the net courtesy of The Straits Cafe at: It is so easy to prepare & the name kinda says it all, doesn't it? Times have been estimated."
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4 4 oz servings




  • Bend ea asparagus stalk till it snaps at its tenderest point.
  • In a med-sized skillet, bring 1 cup water to a boil. Add asparagus & reduce heat to med. Cook for 5 minutes. Remove asparagus w/a slotted spoon to a serving platter.
  • Return the remaining water in the skillet to a boil & reduce liquid to about 2 tablespoons Add soy sauce, butter & cream. Stir & remove skillet from heat.
  • Pour the cream sauce over the asparagus & garnish w/toasted sesame seeds.

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  1. Amazingly simple and delicious, but a warning....the sauce will disappear, so make double!! Now one of my favorite ways to prepare one of my favorite veggies. Thanks for sharing! Made for Football Tag 2014 at Yuku.
  2. Simple and wonderful. So glad I chose this side dish for your Football Pool win. We thoroughly enjoyed it.
  3. I love this recipe. My wife loves it also, which is more important!
  4. This was good and easy to make. I used frozen asparagus as that is what I had and I used lite soy sauce as that is all I buy. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. This was a nice tasty side dish. We all enjoyed it.
  5. This was yummy! Asparagus is my very favorite vegetable and this was a simple and elegant way to serve it. I think I will use a low sodium sauce next time as it was plenty salty and DH needs to watch the sodium intake. I think the sauce would be great on broccoli or snow peas as well. Thanks twissis--I'll be making this again.


I am an American transplanted from Dallas to Iceland by marriage to a native Icelander & I retired to become his "Kitchen Queen". We love to entertain our family & friends, so I have an eclectic collection of recipes. I especially love simple, easy-fix, flexible & make-ahead recipes - BUT also like challenging myself on occasion. I enjoy baking & food photography. I am devoted to the "More is Always Better Principle" & apply it liberally to bacon, butter & garlic. I can have ingredient issues due to availability here in Iceland & my DH is medically diet-restricted from some ingredients as well. Either situation might require me to modify a recipe, but I will do my best to be true to your recipes & fair/honest in my reviews. Mary Pat (aka twissis)
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