asparagus prawns

I like asparagus very much and it’s a really healthy vegetable (if you can stand the smell). In chinese cooking, I think asparagus and prawns are like a match made in heaven. Some cooked them in belacan but I prefer mine simple with garlic. Less oily, I guess. These asparagus I bought from the supermarket are the local variety grown in Cameron Highlands. They are thinner in size compared to their Aussie or European counter-parts.

As you prepare the asparagus spears, gently remove the thin layer of skin using your fingernails (wash your fingernails first, please – ahem!). It’s not easy but you’ll get the hang of it. You can skip this process but you may get too much stringy fibre between your teeth when you chew on them. LOL!

Anyway, this is my recipe for Stir Fried Asparagus with Prawns


  • 250 grammes of asparagus (cut to 4 or 5cm lengths)
  • about 5 to 10 medium sized prawns (remove shell with tail intact, devein)
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
  • 30 ml warm water
  • 2 tablespoons palm oil


  • 1 teaspoon of light soya sauce
  • a pinch of salt
  • a dash or two of white pepper powder


Heat oil in wok on high heat. Saute garlic till beginning to brown. Add prawns and stir till begins to turn red. Add asparagus and seasoning.

Stir well and add water. Cover lid for 30 seconds to a minute. Check to ensure that dish does not dry out. Add a little bit more water if it is dried out. Asparagus should be cooked in less than 2 minutes with just a little gravy to keep the dish moist.

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  1. 1
    Rasa Malaysia
    January 24th, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    Nice template…you like wordpress? With blogger, might rank higher and faster because of Google’s ownership of Blogger?

    Anyway, I like my food heavy with spices, so I like my asparagus with sambal heh bee. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. 2
    January 24th, 2007 at 4:08 pm

    rasa malaysia : Yes, I think I like this template more than the previous one but there are lot of things to do to get more functions in order.

    I am not too sure about the blogger thing and whether it would rank higher if it is hosted by blogger. I shall have to rebuild PR from scratch.

    One day when I cook the asparagus with belacan, I will post it up here ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 3
    January 24th, 2007 at 6:44 pm

    pablo, just when I got over the anchovies recipe, you come hantam this asparagus dish. I eat it all the time, have to always alternate between shrimps, fish, baby spinach with asparagus. Its the only vege my hub eats in fact, is that a guy thing or what ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. 4
    January 24th, 2007 at 6:57 pm

    MeltingWok : The guy thing…hmmm….I think I read somewhere that it’s a macho symbol or something like that. LOL! You figure it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 5
    January 24th, 2007 at 10:54 pm

    Asparagus is Ben’s favourite. I’m sure he will like this. Thank you for sharing.

  6. 6
    January 25th, 2007 at 8:28 am

    Suanne : Another favourite for the guys ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. 7
    January 25th, 2007 at 11:39 am

    Wow, that looks heavenly! Just now I had some durians at wuching’s, and now prawns and asparagus… wahahah…

  8. 8
    January 25th, 2007 at 12:04 pm

    Neo : Ar? U are in Melbourne now?

  9. 10
    August 7th, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Nice recipe and great photo! Oh ya, asparagus goes really well with prawn.. simply delicious!


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