Pre-sliced shiitake from the produce section of the supermarket will save you time when prepping the ingredients for this savory stir-fry. Serve with rice for a vegetarian main course, or with shrimp or steak.
Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over high heat until shimmering hot. Add the asparagus, mushrooms, and scallions, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the asparagus is just shy of crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, and sesame seeds and stir-fry until the garlic and ginger are golden and the asparagus is crisp-tender, about 1 minute more. Add 2 Tbs. water and scrape the bottom of the pan. Stir in the soy sauce and sesame oil, and season to taste with salt.
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