Thai Asparagus Carrot Stir Fry

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 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! For the best results, use fresh ingredients and avoid substituting frozen vegetables in this dish.

asparagus being sold at the store

Asparagus is best in season.

Seasonality makes this dish extra special since you can only make it (well, that is) in the later weeks of spring. Otherwise, you’ll be eating tough sprouts that have traveled hundreds of miles to get to your plate. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, after all! For tougher asparagus ends, consider using a vegetable peeler to peel off the outer skin.

A little note on tamari: this condiment is very similar to soy sauce, but you shouldn’t substitute it! Soy sauce is much saltier and thinner than tamari and 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
  • Bee Inspired 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!

Mix the marinade

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 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

A recipe is not perfect until you’ve added your touch. That’s why we encourage you to play with your food. Call your inner chef to come and have fun changing 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

More Thai Recipes from Bee Inspired. Each of these dishes goes very nicely with this side dish.

  • I served these Thai Chicken Wings during the Superbowl; they were a big hit.
  • I was on a mission to learn how to make this Green Papaya Salad when I moved from my home of 20 years, which was situated just 2 miles from an amazing Thai restaurant I frequented, specifically for this salad!
  • This Thai Shrimp and Kale Stew is very filling and satisfying. I had never cooked Thai before this dish, and I could see how keeping a few basic ingredients in the fridge, I could turn almost any dish into a Thai-inspired dish!
  • You’ll love this Thai Green Curry Chicken if you are a Gree Curry fan. Everything in Thai cooking is fast and flexible; you can’t mess it up.

If you try making this asparagus carrot stir fry, take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!


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About the Author

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