Asparagus with Sesame Seeds

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

There are lots of asparagus recipes but this one is a bit different with the sesame seeds. You may serve them hot or at room temperature

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat a wok or cast iron fry pan (medioum heat) and add peanut oil.
  2. Saute the asparagus until they are bright green (apprx 3 minutes).
  3. Flip and continue to cook them for another 3 minutes- do not overcook.
  4. Add shallots and the sesame seeds, continue cooking and shake the pan tossing the asparagus for a further minute or two.
  5. Watch the seeds do not burn- if they are getting too brown turn down the heat.
  6. Add soy sauce, sasame oil, salt& pepper.
  7. Shake pan& cook for 30 seconds.


Most Helpful

Wonderful asparagus, Bergy! I did cut the oil way back but otherwise followed the recipe. It's easy and delicious and a lot more fun than plain asparagus.

sugarpea March 15, 2004

Hi, The flavor improved with every bite. I used 1 tablespoon oil and it was good. I'd like to try it with broccoli. Thanks, Cheryl

cheryl.dutchyn April 23, 2009

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