Spicy Stir-Fried Asparagus


  • 1 lb fresh Ontario asparagus well cleaned and woody ends snapped
  • 3 tbsp sesame seed oil divided
  • ¼ kg pork strips about one boneless chop, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced or ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Thai red chili finely chopped or ¼ teaspoon chili flakes


  • Snap each of the cleaned asparagus spears in half.
  • Heat a large frying pan over medium-high.
  • Add 2 tbsp of the sesame seed oil and add the asparagus pieces. Keep the asparagus moving, tossing for
  • about 3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced pork, soy sauce and the remaining sesame seed oil.
  • Stir frequently to cook the pork on all sides, about another 2 minutes.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and chilies; toss everything together, cooking for an additional 3 minutes.


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