An Asian inspired asparagus dish with sesame and soy. This sesame asparagus recipe is savory with just a hint of sweet to bring out the sweetness of the asparagus. Optional sesame seeds bring out a little crunch and texture. Plus it cooks quickly making it an easy weeknight side dish. So put away that unhealthy bacon just once and try this version.
Healthy butter-free and packed with antioxidants. You will love the fresh flavors and crunch of this sesame asparagus dish. Easy to whip up in just minutes and tasty to boot! From Better Homes and Gardens Cooking Light this recipe is one of my favs (although in the book version they omit the cooking oil, but I find it too dry and hard to sauté with without additional oil).
Asparagus is packed with nutrients and antioxidants. This super healthy vegetable has B vitamins, vitamin A, C, K. Asparagus is also very high in copper. It is also rich in glutathione, a powerful antioxidant, so you will feel good serving this dish to your family. Elegant enough for guests it’s a must make recipe.
For those interested, it is closely related to the Liliaceae plants which also include onion, garlic, tulip, and daffodil. Growing your own asparagus takes time and a good bed can take several years to be abundant. Therefore, I take advantage of buying this vegetable at the grocery store where you get instant satisfaction.
To make this sesame asparagus recipe you will need oil, sesame oil, asparagus, soy sauce, optional sesame seeds, and sugar.
Start by cutting the woody ends of your asparagus. Then cut it into half if the entire spear does not fit your skillet. I used a pan as the picture indicates but either will work.
Heat the oil over medium heat and add the asparagus. Stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add the soy and stir-fry and additional minute. Sprinkle with the sugar and optional sesame seeds and fry and additional 30 seconds or until done to your liking. Serve warm.