Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

This Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry is a simple and delicious new way to serve asparagus. Our Eastern Shore Honey adds a glaze and just the touch of sweetness needed to mellow out the heat of the chili pepper in the dish. Tamari soy sauce, red pepper, and sesame oil combine to give the vegetables a southeast Asian flair. This recipe comes from the kitchen of my dear friend Joyce Wallace, she always has plenty of ideas on how to use our honey!

Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

Asparagus is best when it’s in season, otherwise, you’ll be eating tough sprouts that have traveled hundreds of miles to get to your plate. Seasonality makes this dish extra special since you can only really make it (well, that is) in the later weeks of spring. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, after all!

A little note on tamari: this condiment is very similar to soy sauce, but you shouldn’t substitute it out! Soy sauce is much saltier and thinner than tamari, and it also contains gluten that tamari does not. You can pick up tamari at any Asian grocer or specialty food store.

Making Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

First, you’ll need to get together the ingredients for this dish. Here’s what you’ll need to pick up:

  • Fresh-picked asparagus
  • Carrots
  • sesame oil
  • fresh ginger
  • fresh garlic
  • sesame oil
  • tamari soy sauce
  • red jalapeño minced
  • Waxing Kara Honey

How to Make Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

This dish comes together very quickly. That’s what’s awesome about making stir fry. Two steps and in less than 20 minutes you have a colorful and delicious vegetable side dish!

Step One: Mix the marinade

In a small bowl mix ginger, garlic, sesame, soy sauce, jalapeño & honey

Step Two: Cook

Stir Fry vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes in sesame oil. Add the Thai marinade to the vegetables in the sauté pan and continue to sauté and mix through vegetables until well blended about 1 minute. Serve

Adapting our Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

You know, a recipe is not truly perfect until you’ve added your own touch to it. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call to your inner chef to come out and have fun to change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • Remove the chili pepper to cut out the heat
  • Add in lots of fresh herbs
  • Throw in a handful of fresh snap peas when sautéing
  • Try sautéing some sliced button mushrooms in oil and garlic and adding to the mix 

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Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry, stir-fry
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal
A sweet and potentially spicy stir-fry. Tamari soy sauce, red pepper, and sesame oil combine to give the vegetables a southeast Asian flair.

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Ingredients

  • 8-10 stalks asparagus Sliced diagonally in 2″ pieces
  • 2 large carrots Sliced into 2″ sticks about 1/4″ wide
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil

Thai Marinade

  • 1 tbsp. ginger grated
  • 1   large clove garlic grated
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. red jalapeño minced
  • 1 tsp. Waxing Kara Honey

Instructions

  • In a small bowl mix ginger, garlic, sesame, soy sauce, jalapeño & honey
  • Stir Fry vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes in sesame oil
  • Add the ginger mixture to the vegetables in the sauté pan and continue to sauté and mix through vegetables until well blended about 1 minute
  • Serve

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 195mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 6255IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg
Joyce-C-Wallace

Recipe by Joyce C Wallace, RN, Certified Health Coach. Joyce is a health advocate, avid gardener and passionate cook. She recently published a book, Navigating the Food Jungle filled with delightful recipes that are also good for you.

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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