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.
GARLIC-SAUTEED ASPARAGUS (Serves 4)
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
- 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.
- Add asparagus, soy sauce, and water to garlic; cook and stir until liquid is mostly evaporated, about 3 minutes.
- Cover wok and cook until asparagus are tender yet firm to the bite, 5 to 10 minutes more.