You are here: Home » Recipes » Spring Sesame Ginger Asparagus Stir-Fry Spring Sesame Ginger Asparagus Stir-Fry Recipe by Relish ContributorKitchen Tested Yield 4 servings Add 1 pound cubed firm tofu as you stir-fry the asparagus to make this a protein-filled main dish. PrintEmail Ingredients Sesame Stir Fry Sauce:2 teaspoons cornstarch1/4 cup water or vegetable broth1 tablespoon minced ginger root3 garlic cloves, minced1/2 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper flakes1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce2 tablespoons hoisin sauce1/4 cup dry sherry1 tablespoon sesame seeds2 teaspoons Asian sesame oilStir-Fried Vegetables:1 tablespoon peanut oil2 bundles medium-thick asparagus, stem ends trimmed, spears cut into 2-inch lengths on the diagonal (about 30 asparagus)1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped8 scallions, sliced into 2-inch lengths Instructions To make sauce: Dissolve the cornstarch in the water or broth. Add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. To make vegetables: Heat oil over high heat in a large saute pan or wok. Add asparagus, red peppers and scallions. Stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add sauce and continue to stir-fry 4 minutes until asparagus is crisp-tender and a sauce forms and thickens in pan.