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Asparagus and salmon stir-fry with ginger

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  • Dairy free
  • Nut free
  • Lactose free
  • Egg free
  • Peanut free
  • No added sugar

This quick salmon stir-fry is packed with crisp greens and rich Asian-style flavours.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time10 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
Asparagus, bok choy and salmon stir-fry in a bowl with chopsticks on the side


  • 2 tsp Coles Asia Sesame Oil
  • 4 Coles Tasmanian Skinless Salmon Portions, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 5cm-piece ginger, peeled, cut into matchsticks
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Coles Oyster Sauce
  • 2 tbs black bean sauce
  • 2 tbs Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 bunch baby bok choy, halved lengthways
  • 200g edamame or broad beans, thawed, peeled

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  1. Step 1

    Heat half the oil in a wok or large frying pan over high heat. Add half the salmon and stir-fry for 1-2 mins or until the salmon is light golden. Transfer to a heatproof bowl. Repeat with the remaining salmon.
  2. Step 2

    Add the remaining oil to the wok or pan. Add the onion, asparagus and ginger and stir-fry for 2 mins or until just browned. Return the salmon to the wok or pan with the oyster sauce, black bean sauce and Chinese cooking wine. Bring to the boil. Add the bok choy and edamame or broad beans and stir-fry for 1-2 mins or until the bok choy just wilts.
  3. Step 3

    Divide the salmon mixture evenly among serving bowls. Season to serve.

Salmon asparagus stir fry recipe

There aren’t many better options for a speedy midweek meal than this easy salmon and asparagus stir fry. If you’re wondering what goes with salmon and asparagus, the answer is plenty! Crunchy greens like bok choy and edamame, fragrant ginger and authentic Chinese sauces like black bean, plus oyster sauce and sesame oil, all work well for an Asian asparagus stir fry. You’ll just need a wok and about 15 minutes to get this fast salmon asparagus recipe on the table - best served alfresco on balmy nights, and just as good for a nutritious healthy lunch.

How to cook asparagus and salmon stir fry

This asparagus with salmon recipe can be made in one pan with just a bit of chopping needed for preparation. Stir frying asparagus and salmon works well to make the most of fresh ingredients. Sesame oil has a high smoke point (the temperature at which oil starts to burn) making it ideal for a stir fry, and adds a light, nutty flavour. Cook the skinless salmon pieces in sesame oil in two batches, to avoid overcrowding the pan, then transfer to a heatproof bowl while you cook the vegies. Add red onion, asparagus and ginger, and stir fry until browned. Simply return the salmon to the pan and add oyster sauce, black bean sauce and Chinese cooking wine; these flavoursome condiments will balance really nicely to create an excellent Asian-style dressing for this salmon and asparagus recipe.

Asparagus in a stir fry

Asparagus stir fried is an excellent way to cook with this crisp green vegetable. When you stir fry asparagus, first trim the woody ends. They can be fibrous, which prevents them from tenderising during cooking; you can gently bend the ends and the woody parts will snap off easily. Cut into roughly 5cm lengths and stir fry for about two minutes until the asparagus is bright green and tender-crisp. The asparagus will be tender but retain a nice crunch. Ginger asparagus is a top combination, the ginger adding a spicy sweetness to the freshness of asparagus. Not only is this Asian stir fry asparagus delicious, these bright spears are high in nutrients - they are a good source of fibre, vitamin C and folate.

Now get cooking

Have a go at this nutritious recipe for a quick and easy meal, then why not try your hand at more asparagus recipes? This clever air-fryer asparagus will be your new go-to side, or give Curtis Stone’s springtime stir fry a whirl for a pretty alfresco lunch. Asparagus is also fantastic in this frittata recipe and in a grilled cos and asparagus salad. For loads more ideas to use salmon, check out the best salmon recipes in this collection.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1928kJ/461 Cals (22%)

Protein: 42g (84%)

Fat: 24g (34%)

Sat fat: 5g (21%)

Carb: 15g (5%)

Sugar: 10g (11%)

Fibre: 8g (27%)

Sodium: 1249mg (62%)