I didn't think I liked asparagus until trying this recipe at a Christmas dinner. Now I cook it for any special occasion and everyone oooh's and aah's when I say it's on the menu.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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 over low to medium heat. Add ginger, and stir-fry until slightly brown. Add asparagus, and stir-fry for a few minutes before adding soy sauce and cashews. Cook until asparagus is tender but still crisp and bright green, stirring frequently.

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Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; fat 21.6g 33% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 337.5mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2007
We love asparagus in this house and this is a good recipe to add to our repertoire. I reduced both oils by half; 1/4 cup [4 tbsps] seemed a lot of oil for a veggie dish, especially with the cashews. I used the fresh ginger, and found the flavour of the dish to be excellent. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2006
I thought this was just okay--I've had asparagus other ways that I have enjoyed much more. My husband really was disappointed in this recipe and thought it was a waste of good ingredients. Read More
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294 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 197
  • 4 star values: 67
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2007
We love asparagus in this house and this is a good recipe to add to our repertoire. I reduced both oils by half; 1/4 cup [4 tbsps] seemed a lot of oil for a veggie dish, especially with the cashews. I used the fresh ginger, and found the flavour of the dish to be excellent. Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
A delicious and pretty healthy way to serve asparagus. Although I followed the ingredients exactly I made it a little differently: I tossed the thinnest spears in the pack into boiling salted water removed them as soon as they turned bright green and then immersed them in iced water for a couple of mins. I then basically just heated them through with the soy/ginger cashews. They turned out perfect! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2007
Update! ok we make this dish about 2-3 times a week and we ran out of ginger root and its still good and we usually dont put cashews in it. It's realllllly good- everyone loves it! We also make it with long green beans instead of asparagus sometimes--mmhmm! I really liked this dish. i had never made it before and i didn t change anything except i didnt have a wok so I just used a large pan. My uncle doesnt like asparagus but he liked this one!!! I thought it was great and my family is having me make it for them now!! I loved it and I ope this came in handy for you!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2006
I served this for Easter (35 people)and have had rave reviews and requests for this delicious recipe. I tripled the recipe and found it worked out great... don't overdue the soy sauce as it could get salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2007
Awesome. I am not a fan of asparagus but it always seems as if my husband is buying it and wanting me to serve it for dinner. I LOVE this recipe. The only change I made was to cut the asparagus into thirds...a little easiert to eat. I used the stated amount of oil just used a slotted spoon to take the asparagus out of the pan and left the excess behind. I am going to serve this dish at my next dinner party and when everyone is raving about it I am going to smile and take all the credit. Sandy...you are my new best friend...and girl you can cook! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2007
This was very good however I did reduce the amount of olive and sesame oil to 1 T each. Also I used 1-2 tsp reduced sodium Tamari and 1/4 cup cashews. I did not feel like the dish was short on flavor. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2006
Hubby really liked this. I added just one little clove of garlic and just a bit of freshly grated ginger...he ate it up quickly. (Me...not a fan of asparagus). Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
We just had this tonight and we thought it was absolutely a wonderful asparagus recipe! Cut the oils in half and used peanuts because we had them. Make sure you cook the asparagus until tender. I didn't cook it long enough but it was still terrific! Thank you for this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
Wonderful! I cut the asparagus in pieces and used whole cashews. I also cut the olive oil and sesame oil in half and it was perfect. One dinner guest exclaimed that this was the BEST asparagus he had ever had!! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2006
I thought this was just okay--I've had asparagus other ways that I have enjoyed much more. My husband really was disappointed in this recipe and thought it was a waste of good ingredients. Read More
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