This quick and easy asparagus recipe is perfect for springtime or anytime!
Recipe from Two Peas & Their Pod
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 15mins
1 poundasparaguswashed and ends trimmed
1teaspoonfreshly grated ginger
1teaspoonbrown sugar or honey
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1teaspoontoasted sesame oil
2tablespoonstoasted sesame seedscan also use black sesame seeds
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut the asparagus spears into 1 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the soy mixture to the pan and stir until asparagus pieces are well coated in the sauce. Cook for 3 to 4 more minutes or until the asparagus is tender, but still crisp.
Remove the pan from the heat and drizzle the sesame oil over the asparagus. Stir well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.