Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook asparagus in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain.

Step 2

Microwave soy sauce, honey, lime juice, ginger, and garlic on HIGH for 2 minutes. Arrange asparagus on a platter. Drizzle soy sauce mixture over asparagus; sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Serve with lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews


July 17, 2017
Cooking time for the asparagus is of course related to the size of the stalks.  I did microwave the sauce in 2 30 second increments and it seemed perfect.  Will definitely make again - I think next time I'll grill the asparagus.

stellacorona's Review

June 27, 2013
this was good !! daughter liked too, and that's a plus! i will probably use this on broccoli as well. usually roast asparagus in oven but used microwave.

veryslowcook's Review

February 08, 2012
Yum! This was so quick and easy. If you nuke the sauce for 2 min, it makes a reduction that's packed with flavor. We don't care for ginger, so I omitted it and put in some extra garlic and a little Sriracha. It looked like too little sauce for the amount of asparagus, but the sauce is so flavorful that it was perfect!

DoggieMom's Review

April 11, 2013
This was really, really yummy! Clearly derived from East Asian cooking. I'm going to try it substituting broccoli and green beans. Brussels sprouts could be good too. This is going to become a regular!

LauryPflaum's Review

March 31, 2011
excellent recipe. The sauce only needs about 30 sec in the microwave

Metivier4's Review

January 30, 2012
Excellent flavor! Even my kids (who are not asparagus lovers) like this! I was out of sesame seeds so substituted almonds and it was great!

Hidfromu's Review

April 19, 2013
DO NOT MICROWAVE THIS FOR 2 minutes. It reduced my sauce to almost a solid! Had to add more soy, water and honey to fix it and I think it's still too bitter. Hopefully it will come out. I'm sure the sauce is wonderful just not at two minutes.

kristen12345's Review

March 24, 2013