Friday, June 14, 2013

Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Spring is the time to find fresh asparagus on sale at the farmer’s market or the grocery store. Try this very simple preparation, with the added nutrients of delicious, toasted sesame seeds! Asparagus is great on the grill, too!
  • 1/2 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (just put them in a dry frying pan for a few minutes on medium heat)
Place the asparagus in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a serving dish. Combine the water, soy sauce, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over asparagus. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield:  2 servings.

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