Ginger Sesame Stir-fried Asparagus

This side dish is infused with flavors of the Orient. The vibrant red bell peppers, coupled with the kelly green asparagus, will put a smile on your face and bring a little sunshine to these cold winter days! The hint of sesame oil and ginger adds a nice surprise to every bite. This is an easy side dish that sure beats the same old steamed broccoli or roasted baby carrots. It is the perfect accompaniment to the Indonesian Ginger Chicken or Indonesian Pork Tenderloin.

Source: P. Allen Smith's Seasonal Recipes from the Garden (Given by Sarah Bourgeois)

You Will Need:
  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste

Here We Go:
  • Bring a 1/4 inch of water to a boil in a large non-stick skillet over high heat
  • Add the asparagus pieces and return to boil
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover the skillet, and simmer for five minutes, or until crisp-tender
  • Drain the asparagus in a colander and run it briefly under cold running water to stop the cooking
  • Drain it again
  • Wipe the skillet dry with a paper towel
  • Heat the olive oil in the same skillet over high heat
  • Add the bell peppers and cook, stirring constantly, for about 3 minutes, or until just tender
  • Add the asparagus, ginger, soy sauce, and red pepper flakes, and cook for 2 minutes or until heated through
  • Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the sesame oil and sesame seeds
  • Turn out onto a platter, serve warm

Serves 6 as a Side
Happy Feasting!


The Harried Cook said...

I love asparagus! And the ginger-sesame combination sounds perfect and so flavorful! Great recipe :)

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Nava.K said...

What a fantastic veg dish and yes, we will drool having this with a plate of steamed rice as as side dish.

Anonymous said...

This looks delicious and sounds wonderful and fresh dish! I love stir fry so much, but I haven't made this for so long! I will definitely create this.

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