Sesame-Ginger Beef and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Recipe by Hey Jude
READY IN: 30mins


  • 1
    lb lean sirloin steaks, sliced into thin strips
  • 2
    teaspoons cornstarch
  • 4
    tablespoons peanut oil, divided
  • 1
    teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1
    lb thin asparagus, tough ends snapped off and cut on the diagonal into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1
    bunch green onion, thinly, diagonally sliced
  • 1 12
    tablespoons peeled minced fresh ginger
  • 23
  • 1
    tablespoon fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1
    teaspoon sugar


  • Combine beef and cornstarch in a large bowl; using your hands, rub to coat well.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons peanut oil in a large skillet over high heat; working in batches, add beef in a single layer and cook, undisturbed, until meat begins to blacken on the bottom, about 1 1/2 minutes; turn over and cook until second side browns, about 1 minute; transfer beef to a large plate.
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons peanut oil and 1 tsp sesame oil in same skillet over medium-high heat; add asparagus, green onions and ginger; saute until vegetables are tinged brown and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; add broth, fish sauce and sugar; bring to a boil; return beef to skillet and cook until sauce is slightly thickened, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a platter and serve.