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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Lightly cook the asparagus into the boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and immediately plunge the asparagus into a bowl of ice water until the asparagus is cool; drain and pat dry.

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  • Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes; transfer to a dish and set aside to cool.

  • Heat the peanut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ginger and asparagus to the skillet, season with salt and cook until the ginger is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; toss with the sesame oil and sesame seeds to serve.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; protein 3.5g 7% DV; carbohydrates 6.2g 2% DV; fat 6g 9% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 197mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2011
Very good simple but different than regular asparagus. I made this exactly as written and was not disappointed. Sesame oil and seeds are a must--do not omit or change-- as those flavours are what make this recipe unique. Read More
(23)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2015
Stir-fried Sesame Asparagus Haiku: "This was just okay. Would rather roasted or grilled. Still we're glad we tried!" Thanks for the new way to prepare asparagus as a side dish; the ginger and sesame seeds were nice additions (used only sesame oil - no peanut oil - and that was my only small change. For a side we prefer grilling or roasting our asparagus; however the flavors in this recipe would've been very good w/ the addition of chicken onions and other veggies for an all-out stir-fry main dish. Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2011
Very good simple but different than regular asparagus. I made this exactly as written and was not disappointed. Sesame oil and seeds are a must--do not omit or change-- as those flavours are what make this recipe unique. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
02/14/2012
This was wonderful with a great fresh flavor. I used olive oil in place of the peanut oil just because I didn't have any. Everything else I followed exactly. It turned out great. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2012
so tasty just like it is... but I found adding some mushrooms and shredded chicken turned it from a yummy side dish to a quick easy main dish! Read More
(11)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2011
I love the nutty taste of the sesame seeds and the sharp ginger taste combined with the earthy taste of the asparagus! Great color and taste combination! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
Excellent change for a veggie side dish we eat regularly. Don't omit toasting the sesame seeds. This is very good and I will make asparagus this way again soon. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2012
I made this today for Easter dinner and everyone loved it. I didn't have peanut oil so used olive oil instead. Also used 3 cloves of garlic chopped instead of ginger since I'm not a big fan of ginger. I'll make this again but I'll cook the asparagus in the sesame oil for more flavor. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2012
Fabulous. A new "go to" recipe for asparagus. I usually roast asparagus but this was great -- and could all be done on the stovetop. Great in hot weather. Thanks so much for the recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2011
It was ok... I wasn't too impressed.. but wil try again to make sure we didn't do something wrong. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2011
One of my favorite recipes have prepared it for my family for 35 years Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
03/21/2015
Stir-fried Sesame Asparagus Haiku: "This was just okay. Would rather roasted or grilled. Still we're glad we tried!" Thanks for the new way to prepare asparagus as a side dish; the ginger and sesame seeds were nice additions (used only sesame oil - no peanut oil - and that was my only small change. For a side we prefer grilling or roasting our asparagus; however the flavors in this recipe would've been very good w/ the addition of chicken onions and other veggies for an all-out stir-fry main dish. Read More
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