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Sesame Asparagus

Yield Makes 4 servings


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.