Asparagus is a sure sign that spring has sprung! Put a little Asian twist on your fresh spring asparagus with this delicious stir-fry recipe featuring not only asparagus, but also green onions and mushrooms.

Recipe from The Garden Grazer

4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. Fresh Asparagus*

  • 1 lb. Mushrooms* of choice

  • 2 -3 Green Onions* (optional)

  • 1 Tbsp. Toasted Sesame Oil

  • 2 tsp. Sesame Seeds (for garnish)

For the Garlic Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Broth (or Bone Broth)
  • 2 Tbsp. Tamari (or Soy Sauce)
  • 23 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch (or other thickener of choice)
  • 1/2 tsp. Freshly Grated Ginger (optional)

Method:

  1. Make the sauce: Mince garlic, and add all sauce ingredients to a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  2. Halve or quarter the mushrooms (wiped clean). Cut asparagus into 1-inch pieces, woody ends removed. Slice green onions, if using.
  3. In a large skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat, add sesame oil.
  4. When hot, carefully add the mushrooms and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Add the asparagus and green onions. Cook another 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  6. Re-stir the sauce, then add to skillet. Stir well and cook for 2-3 minutes (or until vegetables are desired tenderness).
  7. Garnish with sesame seeds and spoon any remaining sauce over the vegetables before serving if desired.

*available from local producers at Countryside Farmers’ Market

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