Recipe: Asparagus in Soy/Sake Sauce

My boyfriend and I found a recipe from a sauce that went so good together with asparagus, that this is now my favorite way to cook asparagus. It’s easy, and all you need are some Asian products you probably never heard of before. And if you’re a vegetarian, then you’ll love this too.

Served next to the duck from last week.

Served next to the duck from last week.


  • Green asparagus.
  • 80 ml sake
  • 80 ml mirin (what’s mirin?)
  • 80 ml shoyu (japanese soy sauce)
  • 1 1/2 tbs sugar

And Then..?

  1. Peel the ‘skin’ off the asparagus.
  2. cut them in pieces.
  3. Add the mirin, sake, shoyu, sugar and 80 ml water in a pan and stir till the sugar has melted.
  4. Add the asparagus and cook it until they’re done. Not too soft, not too hard.
  5. Take them out and serve.

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