Garlic-Sauteed Asparagus



Sesame and soy sauce join forces in this Asian inspired asparagus stir-fry. Combine olive oil and pungent sesame oil to saute chopped garlic, then add asparagus with a little water and soy sauce. Don’t forget to cover to steam and infuse the asparagus to tender perfection. This recipe is a fantastic accompaniment to Cardamom Maple Salmon for a healthy light meal.



  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Heat olive oil and sesame oil in a wok or skillet over medium-high heat; add garlic and decrease heat to medium. Cook and stir garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add asparagus, soy sauce, and water to garlic; cook and stir until liquid is mostly evaporated, about 3 minutes.
  3. Cover wok and cook until asparagus are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes more.

~from Allrecipes


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I am a blogger who would rather talk than write. I enjoy traveling, family time, friends and food/fine dining. I have made some real efforts in the kitchen lately, and I blog in order to document and motivate myself to: 1.) fully use all of the fresh ingredients in my kitchen and 2.) cook healthy, creative meals.

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