Pan Seared Asparagus With Soy Sauce and Garlic

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If you are looking for quick, easy, and delicious asparagus recipe, you have come to the right place. Pan Seared Asparagus With Soy Sauce and Garlic takes only about 15 minutes to make yet is packed with flavor.

Pan seared asparagus with soy sauce and garlic on a plate with bottle of soy sauce behind it.

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The easy side dish pairs well with steak, chicken, or fish, but especially pairs well with Asian cuisine.

Soy sauce asparagus on white plate.

Like creamed corn and sweet potato casserole, pan-seared asparagus makes the perfect side dish for the holidays, or for any time of year.

Pan-Seared Asparagus Ingredients

Bundle of asparagus, bottle of soy sauce, olive oil, fresh garlic cloves, water.

First, let’s take a look at the short list of ingredients that you will need to make this easy recipe:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bundle asparagus, washed and trimmed
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp water

I used P.F. Chang’s® Home Menu Soy Sauce for this recipe. I love how P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Sauces make it easy to prepare authentic Asian cuisine, right at home. 

Pan Seared Asparagus with Soy Sauce and Garlic Recipe

minced fresh garlic in oil in frying pan.

First, heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute, until the garlic begins to turn golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Uncooked asparagus in frying pan.

Next, add asparagus, soy sauce, and water to skillet. Roll asparagus to coat and cook evenly.

Asparagus with garlic in frying pan.

When asparagus is tender, but firm, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Pan seared asparagus with garlic and soy sauce served on white plate with bottle of P.F.Chang's Soy Sauce in the background.

P.F. Chang’s Home Menu Soy Sauce was just what I needed for my easy pan seared asparagus recipe. The sauce is packed with awesome flavor, and it really is the star ingredient in this recipe. You can find the soy sauce in the Asian Foods aisle at Walmart

Pan-seared asparagus with bottle of soy sauce.

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Pan seared asparagus with soy sauce and garlic on a plate with bottle of soy sauce behind it.
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4.52 from 52 votes

Pan Seared Asparagus With Soy Sauce and Garlic

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Quick, easy, and delicious Pan Seared Asparagus with soy sauce and garlic takes only about 15 minutes to make, but is PACKED with amazing flavor.

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 bundle asparagus rinsed and trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons water

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and cook while stirring occasionally until it begins to turn golden brown, about 1 minute.
  • Add asparagus, soy sauce, and water to skillet. Roll asparagus to coat and cook evenly.
  • When asparagus is tender, but firm, remove from heat and serve immediately.

Notes

To trim asparagus, lay the stalks out on a cutting board with the woody ends aligned. Use a large kitchen knife to trim 1-2 inches from the bottom of the asparagus and discard the wooden ends. If you are unsure how much of the ends to trim off you can hold a single spear near the base and bend it gently until it naturally snaps, and use this amount as a guide to trim the rest.
If you have particularly thick asparagus spears with tough skin, you can peel the lower portion using a vegetable peeler to ensure optimal tenderness and texture.
Store leftover soy sauce asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 851IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg
Pan seared asparagus with soy sauce and garlic on a plate with bottle of soy sauce behind it.

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39 Comments

  1. Absolutely yum gonna have to try this recipe. My husband really loves asparagus, really need to try this!

  2. I AM GOING TO TRY THIS TONIGHT – WE LOVE IT, EVEN MY TWO YEAR OLD GR. GRAND DAUGHTER LIKES IT.

  3. Never brown garlic. It will ruin the flavor of the dish. Just saute for 1 minute until tender.

  4. I agree with the comments about cooking the garlic. However, I’m surprised you didn’t mention trimming the asparagus stalks. That’s a must. Also, thick stalks should be peeled. From a culinary school grand and long time cooking instructor.

    1. The ingredients call for trimmed asparagus but you make a good point – perhaps adding a note in the recipe explaining how to trim the asparagus stalks would be helpful.

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