This is a very quick and healthy vegetable side dish. Even my son, who is very picky, loves this. It works well as a snack with wine, as an appetizer, or as a side dish, especially for Asian-inspired dishes.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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Nutrition Facts

53 calories; 2.5 g total fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 454 mg sodium. 6 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
I'm always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus because I eat it quite often. This is quick easy and very flavorful. I like the Asian twist. I served this with grilled salmon and it was the perfect meal. Thanks for the great recipe naturalbornhealer! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2019
Easy recipe. I subbed 2 T of tamari sauce for soy sauce. Way too salty and we like salty. I had very thin asparagus so that may have been the difference. I ll try again with less tamari. Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
I'm always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus because I eat it quite often. This is quick easy and very flavorful. I like the Asian twist. I served this with grilled salmon and it was the perfect meal. Thanks for the great recipe naturalbornhealer! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2014
I'm always looking for new ways to prepare asparagus because I eat it quite often. This is quick easy and very flavorful. I like the Asian twist. I served this with grilled salmon and it was the perfect meal. Thanks for the great recipe naturalbornhealer! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
spot on directions a nice change from the parm or lemon asparagus recipes. served with shrimp and crab delight from this site. good stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2014
I made this for my family this evening for dinner my first time cooking asparagus on a stove top and it was delicious. I quadrupled all liquids to end with a little sauce to put over brown rice and it was perfect! My husband and kids loved it we will be using this recipe often. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2015
Superb! Garnished them with a light sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2017
Great flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2017
Easy to make! I tossed in some sliced baby Bella mushrooms and added a dash of powdered ginger! Great over rice. I'll be taking this to work for a healthy meatless lunch! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2014
Really easy and really good and not as much butter and or oil as the other recipes!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2018
Added mushrooms. Soy gives it extra delicious kick. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2015
I was looking for a simple way to fix asparagus and something different. Loved this recipe. My husband loved it too! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/11/2019
Easy recipe. I subbed 2 T of tamari sauce for soy sauce. Way too salty and we like salty. I had very thin asparagus so that may have been the difference. I ll try again with less tamari. Read More