Sesame Asparagus Stir Fry

We are now in the height of asparagus season.  I went to Fifers farm market and picked up some thin asparagus for stir fry and thick asparagus for roasting.  The asparagus was beautiful.


I also picked up some snap peas, mushrooms and carrots.  These are what I used for my stir fry, you can add other vegetables, such as tomatoes, peas, or whatever you like in your stir fry.  I found some organic cremini mushrooms – so they just had to go into the stir fry.


This is a nice sauce, you can adjust the heat with how my sriracha you use, it doesn’t take much.


Sesame Asparagus Stir Fry 

2 Tbsp canola oil

1 to 1 1/2 lbs asparagus (from Fifer Orchards)

4 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced (locally grown)

3 carrots, sliced on the diagonal

4 ounces sugar snap peas, cut into thirds

1/4 cup white wine

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 Tbsp sesame oil

A touch of sriracha, to taste

2 cloves garlic, minced (from the garden)

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 Tbsp sesame seeds, plus more for garnish

1 Tbsp cornstarch

Hot cooked rice


Snap off the thick bottoms of the asparagus, cut into approximately 1 1/2 inch pieces. 


Prepare the sauce:  Stir together the wine, soy sauce, sesame oil, sriracha, garlic, onion  powder, ginger and sesame seeds.  Adjust to taste.  Stir in the cornstarch.

Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat.  Add the oil and vegetables.  Stir fry for 5 to 8 minutes, then cover the pan and steam the vegetables for 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove the cover and continue to stir fry until the vegetable are crisp-tender. Add the sauce and stir fry for another minute until the sauce thickens and coats all the vegetables.


Serve with rice. Garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. Enjoy!


Serves 3.









Let me know what you think of this post, and if you try the recipe, please let me know how it was and any suggestions you have. Thanks, Andrea

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