Stir-fried Asparagus with Shiitake Mushrooms


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut on bias into 2-inch lengths
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced thin
  • 2 scallions, green parts only, sliced thinly on bias


  • Combine water, soy sauce, sherry, sugar, ginger and sesame oil in a bowl.
  • Heat vegetable oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over high heat until smoking. Add asparagus and mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until asparagus is spotty brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add soy sauce mixture and cook, stirring once or twice, until pan is almost dry and asparagus is crisp-tender, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to serving platter, sprinkle with scallion greens, and serve.

Source: article by Keith Dresser

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