Asparagus With King Prawns

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Asparagus with king prawns

Delicious asparagus with king prawns

Asparagus is a very delicious vegetable. It has a lovely sweetness. Since prawns are my favourite, adding to asparagus will surely add extra flavour to this dish. I used king prawns here. This is again a very simple, easy and quick stir fry, yet very delicious. You don’t need much seasoning to this dish. Just some oyster sauce, salt and sesame oil would do.



When you buy asparagus, select those that are straight, firm, green and with tightly-closed tips. I always go for the big ones which are easier to handle. Fresh asparagus are very sweet and tender. Usually I would cut off a short section from the lower part of the stem and peel of the outer skin before adding to the rest. Do not overcook.

Here’s how I cook this simple dish:

Asparagus stems

Asparagus stems

Heat up some fried garlic or shallot oil in a pan. Add the lower part of the stems of the asparagus and stir fry for a while. Then add the top part of the stems. Continue to fry for a little while more.

Add prawns and seasonings

Add prawns and seasonings

Finally add the prawns and the seasonings. Keep frying until the prawns are cooked. Dish up onto a clean plate and serve hot. It’s very delicious.

Cooked aspargus  with prawns

Cooked aspargus with prawns

Do you like to eat asparagus? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other vegetable stir fry recipes that you may be interested in:
Okra Fried With Egg
Fried Garlic Green Beans
Shrimps And Bok Choy Stir Fry
Creamy King Prawns And Marrow Stir Fry

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The Cooking Ninja  on January 11th, 2010

ooh…I love this combination. My mom cooks it with baby aspargus. Yum yum.

Divina  on January 11th, 2010

I love asparagus. Sometimes. I grill them and serve it with poached eggs or add them to salads or just simple saute them. I also love them with prawns or shrimps.

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on January 11th, 2010

Asparagus is among my favourites to stir-fry seafood, or chicken. I love to give them a spicy touch when making the stir-fries.

Viviane  on January 11th, 2010

This sounds really good. I am prawns and asparagus fan!
My favorite recipe for asparagus is a tagliatelle creamy recipe. I also love them in salads and they are not so bad in omelets.

cheah  on January 11th, 2010

I like asparagus, if you cook this with sambal belacan, it’ll be heavenly. But then you can’t, right? Your whole house will stink!

Mary  on January 11th, 2010

@The Cooking Ninja - I would love to try with baby asparagus again. I hope I can find very fresh ones.

@Divina - I have not tried grilling vegetables. Must try one of these days. Sounds delicious.

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Adding some hot chili flakes would be great.I know my family would love that.

@Viviane - Thanks for suggestions. I must give it a try with tagliatelle in a creamy sauce. My children would love that.

@Cheah - Oooooh….with sambal! I would have to wear my winter jacket and cook outside the house :D Maybe I should try.

Trissa  on January 11th, 2010

I have to agree Mary, asparagus and prawns are a great combination! Your stir fry looks delicious!

Sushma Mallya  on January 11th, 2010

A very healthy & a yummy one!!!

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on January 11th, 2010

Asparagus is one of my favourite veggies, pretty yummy to stir fry with prawns. I feel it tastes wonderful even just by blanching them.
It’s an expensive veggie in HK. So, I try to eat them as often as I can when they are in season.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on January 11th, 2010

Looks like a delicious healthy dinner, perfect for a Monday night!

Shirley  on January 11th, 2010

Very simple! Did you eat it with rice?

Mary  on January 11th, 2010

@Trissa - Thank you very much. If given a choice, I’ll add prawns to everything :D

@Sushma Mallya - Thank you very much.

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - I haven’t tried blanching them. Have to try that….healthy way of cooking. It’s quite expensive here too. But then lots of food stuff are expensive here.

@Sarah, Maison Cupcake - It is simple and healthy. Hope you try out soon. My family really likes it.

@Shirley - It is simple to cook this. Yes, it’s really good with rice. But I’m sure it’s very nice with pasta or noodles too.

3hungrytummies  on January 11th, 2010

You are back in action!! asparagus and prawns are such good pairing!

penny aka jeroxie  on January 11th, 2010

I love asparagus with a butter anchovies sauce….perfection!
And so glad you are ok now! YAY!

noobcook  on January 11th, 2010

I really love asparagus. Stir frying with prawns is such a nice combination!

Christine @ Fresh Local and Best  on January 11th, 2010

I love asparagus seared on a cast iron pan with olive oil and salt and pepper.

The Little Teochew  on January 11th, 2010

Comfort food, perfect with rice! Looks so delish!!!

Jeannie  on January 11th, 2010

I would go for the sambal with dried shrimp stir fried as dry as possible. Heavenly!

Mary  on January 11th, 2010

@3hungrytummies - Yes, so happy to be cooking again :) Enjoying food again but going slow.

@Penny aka jeroxie - That sure sounds delicious! I hope to try that soon. I’m really glad I’m almost all ok now.

@noobcook - I think prawns is great for every vegetable stir fry. It adds such a lovely flavour.

@Christine @ Fresh Local and Best - That sounds very simple and delicious too. I think it would be good for BBQ too. Oh, can’t wait for summer to come

@The Little Teochew - Thanks very much. It was very lovely with rice. Have to cook this again, but maybe with some chilies to spice it up.

@Jeannie - That sounds fabulous. I really miss that. Maybe I should brave the cold weather to cook this outside. All my neighbour would think I must be crack :D

Drick  on January 11th, 2010

I see this as nice and light on the sauce … brings out the best of the flavors

Mary  on January 11th, 2010

Hi Mary! Thanks for stopping by my Deep South Dish blog today. As you may have noted, I’m from Mississippi USA, and to answer your question, our coffee cake doesn’t typically have coffee “in” it - it got its name because it’s a cake we often serve “with” coffee. I know, kinda silly isn’t it? Again, thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment at my blog. I will have to read through your lovely blog too!

anncoo  on January 11th, 2010

Mmm…very delicious and healthy too. I used to cook this at home too. Sometime I stir fry the asparagus with shiitake mushrooms, garlic and oyster sauce.

Mary  on January 11th, 2010

@Drick - I guess sometimes it’s best to go as simple as possible so that we can savour the very natural flavour and sweetness. Easier to cook too :P

@Mary - Thanks very much for visiting and also for your lovely comment and explanation. I learned something new :)

@anncoo - Oh it’s quite long since I last used shitake mushrooms. I have to start using them again soon. They are so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Katerina  on January 11th, 2010

I love prawns, super yummy especially with asparagus.

Sook  on January 11th, 2010

That looks delicious and healthy. I’ve been trying to eat healthier so this meal fits perfectly with my diet menu. he he

Blackswan  on January 11th, 2010

Asparagus is one of tastiest & the simplest veg. U can cook it in many ways or simply saute with olive oil, salt & pepper. Prawns & asparagus looks good!

Conor @ HoldtheBeef  on January 11th, 2010

You’re right that you wouldn’t need much seasoning when using such great ingredients like this :) Sometimes when I cook a roast chicken I will make an asparagus side dish by roasting them in the oven with orange slices, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Natasha - 5 Star Foodie  on January 11th, 2010

I love asparagus and actually I love the combination of asparagus and shrimp too, love to make a shrimp scampi with asparagus!

Brie  on January 11th, 2010

this dish looks simple, but delicious and healthy! i love asparagus!

Thas  on January 11th, 2010

I love both asparagus and Shrimp, and this is a really easy breezy recipe to try after a long day. Try baking the asparagus, it tastes really good.

Ellie  on January 11th, 2010

Asparagus and king prawn stir-fry is my favourite!! Yours look really good :)

Kathy Gori  on January 12th, 2010

looks wonderful..sounds like a perfect lunch dish. are you feeling better?

Mary  on January 12th, 2010

@Katerina - We should form a Prawn Fan club :D

@Sook - That’s a healthy goal for this year. I’m sure you’ll do well as Korean food is very healthy, especially the kimchi.

@Blackswan - Totally agree with you about asparagus. A simple, hot dish in no time even on the busiest of days.

@Conor @ HoldtheBeef - Roasting asparagus with orange slices, thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper sounds fabulous. I can imagine the beautiful flavour of the orange and thyme. I must try this.

@Natasha@5 Star Foodie - Shrimp scampi and asparagus sounds great too. I have more to try now :)

@Brie - It is one of the simplest dish and I just enjoy cooking it. Hope you try out soon.

@Thas - I would surely want to try baking the asparagus. I’m sure it tastes tender and sweet. I haven’t done much in baking vegetables but I’m going to learn this year.

@Ellie - Thank you very much. Looks like you are a prawn fan too :)

@Kathy Gori - Thank you very much. I’m fine now. I have started eating proper meals yesterday. So glad it’s over.

Janice  on January 12th, 2010

I forgot how easy this recipe, my mom cooked this a lot when I was growing up….brings back memories.

Mary  on January 12th, 2010

@Janice - On the contrary we did not eat asparagus when we were young. It was not easily available and even if it was, it would be too expensive. But now I can enjoy it as it is always available here. It is such a delicious vegetable.

Kitchen Butterfly  on January 12th, 2010

Looks yum and fresh….love asparagus too! Especially the white ones which are a hit in the Netherlands in the spring!

Mary  on January 12th, 2010

@KItchen Butterfly - Oh yes, now I remember….the white asparagus. Just wonder whether it’s called albino asparagus! I wonder how it tastes like. Sweeter? More tender? I think I should buy to try if I ever see them.

nnatty  on January 13th, 2010

wow…looks asparagus and love prawn. Simple and Healthy ^^

kristy  on January 14th, 2010

Oooo..I love asparagus especially with scallops! It goes well with the prawns too. Yummm….. As you know, asparagus quite expensive over here lol..especially the big one like yours. I’m totally drooling over your dish. haha…

Mary  on January 14th, 2010

@nnatty - Thank you very much for visiting and your lovely comment.

@Kristy - Aha…I’m going to try with scallops next time. Sounds delicious. Oh yes, do you know that you can plant yourself? My neighbour used to plant them. You can plant them as long as there’s shade. May be you can try.

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