Ginger Root and Asparagus Stir-Fry

Ginger Root and Asparagus Stir-Fry

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

This simple side dish of stir-fried asparagus, fresh ginger root and garlic can be made with either a vegetable or chicken broth base. Serve as an aromatic and colorful accompaniment to grilled fish or roasted chicken.


  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound asparagus, cut into 2
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Toasted sesame seeds to garnish


  1. Place the broth, cornstarch and soy sauce into a small bowl and whisk vigorously until thoroughly blended.
  2. Place the oil into a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil begins to shimmer, add the asparagus, ginger and garlic, and then cook the mixture for about 5 minutes.
  3. Pour in the broth mixture, stir well to combine and then cook until the sauce becomes thick.
  4. Transfer the stir-fry to a serving dish and garnish with some toasted sesame seeds; serve immediately.


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