Side Dishes   -   Sesame Asparagus   by Rusty Nejdl

Description A fun little side dish I found a while back. Suprisingly, the sesame and asparagus flavors go together really well.
  • 3/4 lbs. asparagus spears or one 10-ounce package frozen cut aspargus
  • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seed
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
Directions Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus and scrape off scales. Cut into 1-inch pieces. Cook, covered, in a small amount of boiling water for 6 to 8 minutes or till crisp-tender. Drain and remove from pan.

In the same pan, melt butter and add the sesame seed. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or till toasted. Add mushrooms; cook and stir till tender. Add lemon juice and sesame oil. Add asparagus and toss to coat. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes until asparagus is hot.
Serves 4
Time to Make 20 minutes

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