Asparagus Cashew Stir Fry is a simple, delicious side dish, with fresh asparagus, cashews, garlic and ginger in a yummy stir fry sauce!
Snap or cut "woody" ends of the asparagus off (discard). Cut asparagus stalks into 2" long pieces.
Heat olive oil in large skillet on medium heat. Once oil is hot, add asparagus. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; cook (stirring continually) for 30-45 seconds. Don't let garlic burn or it will turn bitter. NOTE: You can choose to either add the whole piece of ginger (and remove it later just before serving), or you can finely grate it. Your choice.
In a small bowl, quickly stir together chicken broth, sherry, water, soy sauce and cornstarch until smooth. This will only take a second to mix up. Make sure there are no lumps. Pour sauce into skillet. Stir to combine; cook 1-2 minutes on medium-low heat until sauce thickens.
Once sauce thickens, add cashews; stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute. TIP: If you added a WHOLE 1" piece of ginger previously, remove it from the skillet, before serving! If you grated the ginger, there's no need to remove.
Transfer to a serving bowl, serve it hot and enjoy! Leftovers can be stored in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
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