Sesame Asparagus

Southern Living
Makes 4 servings


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1 pound fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided
2 large shallots, minced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon dark sesame oil


Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Cook half of asparagus in 1 tablespoon hot peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side.

Stir together shallot and next 4 ingredients. Sprinkle half of shallot mixture over asparagus in skillet; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until shallot is tender. Remove asparagus from skillet, and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining asparagus, peanut oil, and shallot mixture.

Created date

August 2002