Sweet and Sticky Pork and Asparagus – A Recipe to Rekindle Your Affection for Dinners at Home

We all need a break from the monotony of cooking place at home, and the sweet and sticky pork and asparagus hits the spot just right. Succulent cuts of pork in a celebratory combination of sweet, sticky, and tangy flavours make for a dinner dish guaranteed to tantalize your tastebuds. The addition of asparagus brings an earthy, sharpness to the dish, creating an explosion of tastes and textures.


– 2 Handfuls of Asparagus
– 800g Chopped Pork
– 30g Grated Ginger
– 10 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
– 2 Teaspoons of Five Spice Powder
– 2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
– 2 Tablespoons of Sesame Oil
– 3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
– 1 Lime, Juiced
– 2 Tablespoons of Fish Sauce


Firstly, heat sesame oil in a large frying pan on a medium heat. Lay the pork and cook until lightly golden and brown, stirring occasionally.

Whilst the pork is cooking, mince the garlic and grate the ginger in a separate bowl. Mix the five-spice powder and brown sugar together, adding in the garlic and ginger, and stir into the pork. Cook for a further two minutes, before adding in soy sauce and fish sauce. Turn heat up to a high and allow the pork to continue cooking, stirring occasionally.

Break the asparagus into the pan, allowing it to cook for a further 3-5 minutes. Finally, add in the lime juice, stirring all the ingredients together, allowing the sweet and sticky flavours to combine with each other.

Serve with a side of rice and enjoy!

If you’re looking for a dinner that’s packed with flavour and an unusual combination of ingredients, the sweet and sticky pork and asparagus is the perfect dish. Packed with hints of the Far East, this delightful combination of pork and vegetables stands up to the best of Chinese restaurants’ offerings, but with the convenience of being cooked in the comfort of your own home. From the burst of sharpness from the lime to the earthy tones of the asparagus, this recipe is sure to enliven your dinner time experience.

Try swapping out the asparagus for sweet potato for a variation on this recipe. Or just mix this up with some other Asian influences such as a combination of red curry and sweet chilli sauces. With a bit of experimenting, you can create a unique dish every single time you make this sweet and sticky meal.